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John Travolta Rob Lowe Actors on

John Travolta and Rob Lowe on Staying Relevant in Hollywood

Rob Lowe and John Travolta revealed during Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors” series why they have to fight their statuses as Hollywood icons.

“What I’ll get more is that, ‘We don’t want to lose the value of having this very familiar face,'” Travolta said about filmmakers not wanting him to undergo drastic physical transformations for roles.

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“I get people saying, ‘We paid for those blue eyes, we want to see them,'” Lowe added.

The entire interview can be watched when the two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal. Presented by Shopbop/East Dane, the episodes will also be available to stream on Variety.com.

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