John Travolta Got Footloose with James Bond
John Travolta’s performance in “Saturday Night Fever” back in 1977 won him many admirers and one of them happened to be none other than the actor formerly known as Agent 007. Sean Connery asked Travolta if he’d oblige him with a spin on the dance floor at an upscale soiree back in the 80s. According to John:
“I was asked to dance by Sean Connery. We were at a party for Frank Sinatra and we were on our way out, my wife and I were leaving. “And he (Connery) said, ‘John, where you going?’ And I said, ‘I’ve got to go home, I’m filming tomorrow.’ And he said, ‘Before you dance with me?’ And I said, ‘Alright.’ “Who’s going to turn down Bond? So we ended up dancing together. The whole party stopped… “I just couldn’t believe I was dancing with 007. It was a good feeling, dancing with a big icon like that was awesome.”
Now that is quite the little anecdote. However, I would have been much more interested to see my favorite Bond girl from the past asking Travolta to boogie with her. That’s right, none other than the incomparable Grace Jones. Pull up to the bumper, baby, in your long black limousine. I have a feeling she would have taken a bite out of his thigh after they were done, so she would have had a memento of the occasion just because that’s how she rolls.