Nicole Travolta Interview
This interview is part of a series of interviews:
- Interviews – COWGIRL UP and SOUTH OF NOWHERE Cast
- Kodi Kitchen Interview
- Kodi Kitchen and Mandy Musgrave Interview
- Mandy Musgrave and Matt Cohen Interview
My last interview of the trip was with Nicole Travolta, who plays “Eager Beaver” on Cowgirl Up. The first question I asked was when she got started in acting. “I’ve been acting since I was a little girl. I did commercials and print work, and stuff like that. Then, I did some plays.” She said that even though her family was in the business – she is the niece of John Travolta — her parents told her she needed to make her own decisions. They didn’t want her to feel forced to go to auditions. However, acting was what she decided to do. “The acting bug stuck with me. We would do local plays and stuff. I played Miss Hannigan in Annie. Once I turned eighteen and was old enough to make my own decisions. Then, I just really kind of dove in.”
Since her uncle John was one of its stars I wondered if she would have got to do Grease. The question got a big laugh out of her which made me happy. “I wish that I had got to do Grease! No, I would’ve loved that. When I was little, my cousin Rachel and I, who are nine days apart, used to dress up in all the Grease outfits, sit in front of the TV, and do the whole Grease thing. So, I kind of did Grease, but I never got paid for it. No, I never got to do Grease officially, but I would love to do Grease if anyone wants to hire me.” So, if anyone in Hollywood is reading this, and is interested in a Grease remake, why not start with another Travolta?
Continuing on the subject of acting in a remake of Grease someday, Nicole added “I hope I would do my uncle justice. Maybe since I have some of the bloodline, it would come through me.”
I thought that was an interesting way to put it because her character’s mom wants to keep their bloodline alive, but Eager Beaver is ruining it because she’s a lesbian. That is also why I asked her if she had any reservations about playing a lesbian. “Not really. When I was first reading the script, I was laughing so hard. I was like oh my gosh this is so funny. Then, I was though okay so, I have to kiss a girl…and you have to have that chemistry. I’m not going to lie — I have a boyfriend. So for me, I feel like it would be a little bit harder to be intimate with a boy. With a girl, it was really almost more fun and playful as opposed to being so serious. Still, I was a little nervous.”
Next, I wanted to get her take on a question I asked Kodi: “Cowgirl Up has a $3.99 per month subscription fee. Obviously, CowgirlUpFans.com thinks it’s very worth it. Tell us why other should think it’s worth it, too.”
“First of all, $3.99 a month is so cheap. You would buy a coffee for that. One coffee in a month!” Then, she made her pitch for the show. “It’s so funny, and these people really put together this project that they love so much. It’s hilarious!” She then brought up the fact that there’s not anything like it on TV. “You can’t find that on regular TV unless you’re paying for HBO.” Then, she made another good point about the subscription fee. “The people like Mandy and Matt have such a good fan base from South of Nowhere. To support Mandy and Matt, $3.99 isn’t much.” She’s right. If you enjoy South, and/or the other projects any of the cast members have been involved with, it’s worth it.