John Travolta explained his Taylor Swift mix-up at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
The actor made headlines after he mistook RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when presenting her with the Video of the Year award.
Jolie played Swift in the music video and has a similar hairstyle, so it’s understandable. However, the internet thought the moment was hilarious!
“There’s so many people that bombarded the stage, that I was looking for [Swift]. So the video has me trying to find her, and you know, I thought it was so funny the way it was interpreted, and it was cool, I didn’t care,” Travolta explained to Dallas-Fort Worth radio station Hot 93.3 on Thursday.
The Fanatic actor added that at this point in his career anything he does makes headlines. “If I shave my head it’s headlines. If I mispronounce something, that’s headlines, and I know that about me.”
“Sometimes I fantasize what if I had given it to [Jolie]? That would have been awesome.”
“I should have just gone all the way with it,” he said. “I have a sense of humor about all of that. I always have because, look, we’re in pretty good shape on any given day that that kind of thing could make headlines.”
Earlier this week, Swift’s friend Todrick Hall, who was onstage when the mix-up happened, told Jerry O’Connell that he thought Travolta “was so confident that it was her.”
“I loved it, I saw it and we talked about it backstage. Taylor thought it was hilarious,” Hall said.
Jolie took to Instagram to joke about the situation. “😂😂🤷♀️❤️Almost got my first award tonight thanks to @johntravolta 😂😂😂😘😘😘,” she wrote alongside a video of the interaction.
Watch the viral moment below:
John Travolta thinking drag Taylor Swift is Taylor Swift is the best thing to ever happen. pic.twitter.com/lfccIGQRVl
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 27, 2019