May 30, 2009

Washington voices support for Travolta

U.S. actor Denzel Washington says he offered support to fellow movie star John Travolta in the wake of the death of Travolta's son.

Washington, who recently worked on the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with Travolta, said at a news conference Friday he has spoken with Travolta since the actor's 16-year-old son Jett died in the Bahamas in January, reported.

Needless to say, he's struggling, Washington said of his Pelham co-star. So more than talking to him, I listened to him, for about two or three hours.

What can you say, really? Just be there as a friend, because he's such a sweet, sweet person. Our prayers are with (him) and his wife.

Travolta's son reportedly died as a result of seizure while vacationing with his family, said.

Washington said he grew close to Travolta while filming Pelham, adding his wife Pauletta is also close with the Pulp Fiction actor and his wife, actress Kelly Preston.