John Travolta Turns Down Glee

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Of all the dozens of celebrities who have been beating down Ryan Murphy‘s door to land a guest role on Glee, it turns out John Travolta is not one of them. Travolta says he turned down a role on the Fox show, citing the fact that he needs months, not a week, to prepare for his musical theater roles. He told Entertainment Tonight “They’ve asked but when I do musicals I train for six to nine months…and a show like that is an on-demand thing. I really have a criteria or a pride that I would wanna knock ‘em dead,” he continued. “I don’t think I’d knock ‘em dead in a week.”

We can’t fault the guy for being a perfectionist, but we know there are a lot of people who would kill for the opportunity (Elton John, for one, still hasn’t gotten his invite to be on the show). Maybe Travolta’s Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John, who has appeared on the show, will talk some sense in to him and convince him to take the role. The pair, seen here at the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala this week, are longtime friends ever since they engaged in some sweet summer lovin’ as 35-year-old high school students back in the day. Check out some shots of them through the years in our gallery below and let us know what you think, should Travolta be so picky about singing with the Gleeks?

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