John Travolta stepped on his first red carpet since the death of son Jett to promote his new film, Old Dogs, in which his 9-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu, makes her screen debut.
Travolta was joined at the Hollywood premiere Monday night by some of Tinseltown’s top names, including Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Seth Green.
“John just makes you feel wonderful, there’s a thing about him that you see him and you start to go ‘Wow’, it’s a warmth,” Williams said of his Old Dogs co-star. “I’ve kind of joked that he’s a human panda, you see him and you go, ‘Ahhhh’ and he’s very sweet that way, there’s a kindness that I think radiates from him.”
Travolta broke his silence Monday, as the A-lister said family, friends, religion and therapy have been filling his days, in his first interview since the tragic death.
“We’ve been working very hard every day as a family to heal,” the Pulp Fiction star told USA Today. “We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping; You need your friends a lot in times like that.”
Jett died at the age of 16 on Jan. 2 from a seizure at the family’s vacation home on Grand Bahama island. The month-long trial of an ambulance driver and a former Bahamian senator accused of attempting to extort $25 million from actor was declared a last month.
Old Dogs hits theaters Nov. 25.