John Travolta has been displaying his creepy tendencies for years now, but last night on The People v. O.J. Simpson, they reached a new level.
For those who don’t watch the show, Travolta plays Robert Shapiro, head lawyer of Simpson’s dream team. One of the major themes of last night’s episode was race—its impact on Simpson’s trial, as well as the tension between Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran (played by Courtney B. Vance) that resulted from the notion that Cochran would be a better fit than Shapiro to relate and speak to the black community about Simpson’s case.
Travolta and Vance portrayed the issue of race well and anyone who wasn’t a fully functioning human being at the time of the Simpson trial—and even those who were—can understand how important race was in this case. But is anyone else terrified by Travolta on this show?
One of the most alarming things about Travolta playing Shapiro is Travolta’s actual appearance, especially his eyebrows. They’ve taken on their own character at this point in the season. It makes sense that Travolta’s brows would be a little dramatized so as to make him a little more believable as Shapiro, but in reality, Travolta looks freaky as hell and nothing like Shapiro, anyway.
Equally as strange are Travolta’s unnatural stances and outbursts. He is literally three seconds away from self-imploding in almost every scene and it’s hard to tell why.
Travolta is as eerie, if not eerier than the sight of Simpson’s statue of himself in his own yard.
On the show and outside of it, Travolta looks like a wax figure. It’s terrifying. It’s as terrifying, if not more terrfiying than the real Simpson, who wrote a book called If I Did It, the “it” being “brutally murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.” That says a lot—about Travolta’s level of creepy on this show.
It’s electrifying. And not in a good way.