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Travolta out of Hairspray sequel

John Travolta tells Australia’s The Sunday Herald Sun that he won’t be back for the recently announced “Hairspray” sequel.

According to Travolta, a self-confessed sequel loather (apparently he’s not even 100% on board “Wild Hogs 2” yet, despite Disney trumpeting it, and his character’s return, at their recent all-star showcase), he doesn’t like repeating himself (snigger).

“I think once is enough”, Travolta said of playing his cross-dressing, fat-suited role of Edna Turnblad. “I did it and I did it well but I’m not a big sequel guy”.

Interestingly enough, John Waters’ treatment for “Hairspray 2” is set to again fix on the Turnblad family.

Over the years Travolta has also turned down offers to reprise his “General’s Daughter” and “Grease” roles for sequels (and yet thought “Be Cool” and “Staying Alive” were worth doing?!) as well as turned down starring roles in pics such as “An Officer and a Gentlemen”, “Forrest Gump”, “Chicago”, “Splash!”, “Batman”, “Top Gun” and a Bond film  – so maybe it’s time the decision to say yay or nay to something was taken out of his hands? Just saying.

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