Denzel Washington On John Travolta Missing 'Pelham 1 2 3' Premiere: 'He's Where He Needs To Be'

Denzel Washington arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3' at the Mann Village Theatre on June 4, 2009 in Westwood Denzel Washington arrives at the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3' at the Mann Village Theatre on June 4, 2009 in Westwood

As John Travolta and his family continue to mourn the loss of Jett Travolta, the actor continues to remain out of the Hollywood spotlight – and according to co-star Denzel Washington, his friend is doing the right thing by laying low.

“Well, you know, this is a movie, this is entertainment,” Denzel told Access Hollywood Thursday night in LA when asked if “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” premiere was bittersweet without John. “He’s where he needs to be.”

The actor remained mum about whether he would speak to John after the premiere.

“That’s personal and you know, that’s personal,” he added.

As previously reported on Access Hollywood.com. Jett Travolta, 16, died from a seizure disorder on January 2 at the family’s home in the Bahamas.

Following the teen’s death, the family issued a statement, thanking everyone for the support in the wake of their loss.

“We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences,” the statement read. “Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives.”

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