To prepare for his role in “Footloose,” Kevin Bacon went deep undercover. In this movie, a teenager from Chicago named Ren moves to a small town called Bomont, where the people have unfairly banned Rock ‘n’ Roll and dancing.
During a recent episode of the podcast “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard,” the actor said that he posed as a high school student for one day to really understand what life was like for teens in the 1980s as he prepared for his role in the 1984 musical drama.
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How Old Was Kevin Bacon in Footloose?
Bacon was 24 years old when Kevin played the role in Footloose. He said, “I was 24 and I played a 17-year-old.” Bacon says that the 1998 Broadway musical based on the movie “reignited the whole response” to “Footloose,” which explains why the movie is still popular today.
“After the Broadway show’s run is over, it can be done in every high school,” he said. “And there aren’t that many plays or musicals where a bunch of high school students can be in a musical.”
How Did Kevin Bacon Start His Career?
Bacon moved to New York City when he was 17 to pursue a career in theatre. He was in a show at the Circle in the Square Theater School. He later told Nancy Mills of Cosmopolitan, “I wanted life, man. I wanted the real thing.”
“I got the message, “The arts are it.” Business is the work of the devil. Art and creativity are almost as important as religion. Put that together with a huge ego, and you have an actor.”
Bacon’s first movie, the 1978 fraternity comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House, did not bring him the fame he wanted, so he went back to waiting tables and trying out for small roles in theatre. He worked for a short time in New York on the soap operas Search for Tomorrow and Guiding Light.
Take a Look at Kevin Bacon Personal Life!
Since September 4, 1988, Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick. They met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky. He has said: “When I hit what I thought was rock bottom, I met my wife, our kids were born, and other good things were happening.
And I was always strong because I could keep taking care of myself.” Bacon and Sedgwick have worked together in movies like Pyrates, Murder in the First, The Woodsman, and Loverboy.
Travis Sedgwick and Sosie Ruth were born to them. They live on New York City’s Upper West Side. Bacon was in a relationship with actress Tracy Pollan for five years in the 1980s.