Kevin Bacon Opens Up On Disturbing Social Experiment
Here’s what the 56-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On the current state of TV: “This is the golden age of TV. I love TV [now]. It’s shifting in a really remarkable way. Creatively, it’s gotten better and better. What I think happened in part was that the writers got frustrated in that, if you write a film, unless you are a massive, massive writer—and even sometimes if you are—basically the director and actors take the years, it could have been AMC or FX, but it definitely couldn’t be network.”
On fame being good: “I always have to make it as clear as I possibly can that fame is 99.9 percent good. First off, I’ve always said before that there are two kind of actors: actors that want to be famous, and liars. You don’t become an actor because you want to hide in the shadows. When you sign up to be an actor, what you really sign up for is to act. On the other hand, you also don’t do it in a vacuum: you do it because you want people to see it. You’re born to get in front of people, whether it’s on the screen or on the stage; you’re born to have people look at you and absorb you. I remember when I was a tiny little kid walking into the room thinking, ‘I hope that everyone is going to see me’ before I even knew what an actor was. All day long people say ‘I love you!’ at random. ‘Beep, beep Kev—I love you!’ What the f–k is wrong with that? That is amazing. People give you free shit for no reason, open doors, put you at good tables in restaurants, give you tickets to shows. Come on, to complain about it…
On his recent social experiment using a disguise: “When I did the prosthetic makeup thing, it was almost disturbing to me. People kind of looked right through me and weren’t nice to me. It didn’t feel that good, to tell you the truth. I’ve had [fame] for so long that I almost can’t really get my head around what my life would be like without it.”
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