Kevin Bacon recalls disguising himself as a normal person for a day: 'It sucked'


Kevin Bacon is not a fan of the “normal” lifestyle.

The 65-year-old “Footloose” actor recalled the moment he tried to dress up as a commoner to see what life was like for the non-Hollywood elite.

“I'm not complaining, but my face is very recognizable,” Bacon told Vanity Fair. “Wearing a hat and glasses would only work to a certain extent.”

Bacon once wore prosthetics to live a “normal” life for a day. FilmMagic

“I went to a special effects makeup artist, consulted, and asked him to create a prosthetic disguise for me.”

The actor's disguise included a prosthetic nose, false teeth, and glasses.

Dressed up in full costume, the actors headed to Los Angeles tourist spot The Grove for an afternoon of shopping.

But soon he faces a horror – his disguise worked too well.

Gaining global fame is nothing new for this actor. Getty Images

“Nobody recognized me,” Bacon said. “People would push past me, they wouldn't be nice to me. Nobody said, 'I love you.'”

“I had to wait in line, I don't know, to buy coffee or something,” he lamented. “I thought, 'This is too bad. I want to be famous again.'”

Bacon is nothing new to fame, having become a household name since getting his big break in 1984 at the age of 26 in the hit film “Footloose.”

The actor said he doesn't like the idea of ​​not being recognised in public. WireImage

The leading role soon opened the doors for her to countless TV shows and movies.

His career has been so fruitful that it spawned a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” the goal of which was to connect any actor to Kevin Bacon in no less than six roles.

And fame runs in his family.

The actor's father, Edmund Bacon, was a respected urban planner whose photo even appeared on the cover of Time magazine – this is what inspired Kevin to work in Hollywood.

“In terms of giving credit to my parents, and of course I give all the credit to them, my mom was more on the artistic side and really encouraged acting,” he told the outlet.

Bacon rose to fame in 1984 at age 26 after getting his big break in the hit film “Footloose.” Getty Images

“They both encouraged as much creativity as possible in everything — dance, music, theater, painting, sculpture, whatever.”


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