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Kevin Bacon Was Initially Offended with '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon' Game

Kevin Bacon is revealing his initial reaction the “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game.

The 61-year-old actor revealed on Alex Rodriguez‘s podcast The Corp that he was at first offended by the game that assumed anyone involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their film roles to him in six steps.

“‘They’re making fun of me.’ I’m an actor,” Kevin said he initially thought. “I thought the joke was, ‘Can you believe that such a lightweight could be connected to Laurence Olivier or Meryl Streep or whatever in six steps or less?’”

“That’s how that’s just the actor’s insecurity,” Kevin continued. “That’s how I felt.”

Back in 2012, Kevin said during his TEDxMidwest talk that he was “horrified” when the game first became popular.

“In 1994, I’m minding my own business, I’m making movies and raising my family,” Kevin said. “People would come up to me like, ‘My cousin came up with a game about you.’”

Kevin continued, “I was absolutely horrified. I know its a cliche, but actors, behind all the muscles and shining white teeth and low-cut dresses, it really is just masking a lot of deep, deep insecurity. I thought, ‘I’m going to be a laughingstock.’”

However, Kevin didn’t take the game to heart for too long. In 2007, he launched the charity Six Degrees, which encourages people to donate or raise money for any charity within the United States.

“If you take me out of the six degrees idea it really is a beautiful concept because we really are all connected,” Kevin said. “The things that we do here now, in our block, affect people on the other side of the world and they affect people on the other side of town.”

Kevin Bacon & Jimmy Fallon Perform Hilarious Clash 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' Cover - Watch Here!

Kevin Bacon showed up to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (July 30), and took part in a new edition of “First Drafts of Rock“!

In the segment, which has previously included versions of “American Woman” and “Free Fallin’,” the 61-year-old actor and host Jimmy dressed up as a punk band to perform their take on The Clash‘s 1982 hit “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”

Things took a hilarious turn midway as Fallon added, “I got a coin that I will throw.” Bacon as Mick Jones responds, “Heads I stay, tails I go.” “Where’s the coin, Mick, do you know?” Fallon asked, searching his pockets. “Wait I thought you had the coin, Joe,” Bacon said – Watch below!

Kevin Bacon also hit the couch and talked about how a sweet potato got him in trouble with airport security, described a bug attack and other mishaps while touring with the Bacon Brothers, and gets foul-mouthed discussing his coked-up, corrupt FBI character on City on a Hill.


First Drafts of Rock: “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash (w/Kevin Bacon)

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Kyra Sedgwick Asked Kevin Bacon to Tone Down PDA on Set

Kevin Bacon shares a laugh with Stephen Colbert during an interview on The Late Show on Thursday night (June 13) in New York City.

The 60-year-old actor opened up about his new Showtime series City on a Hill and working with his wife Kyra Sedgwick, who directed some of it.

“We’re very affectionate people, you know, and we had a very serious sexual harassment meeting at the beginning of our season and I think in this day and age people, in general, are trying to be less handsy,” Kevin Bacon said about working in the #MeToo era.

Kevin said that he likes to be affectionate with his wife, but one day on set, Kyra asked him to stop.

“She said to me once, ‘Please don’t touch me there, you know, while we’re working,’” he said.

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Kevin Bacon Gets Support from Wife Kyra Sedgwick at 'City On A Hill' Premiere!

Kevin Bacon is all smiles as he poses alongside his wife Kyra Sedgwick at the premiere of his new Showtime series City On A Hill held at the SVA Theater on Tuesday (June 4) in New York City.

The 60-year-old actor was also joined at the event by his co-stars Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Rory Culkin, Matthew Del Negro, Amanda Clayton, Mark O’Brien, Sarah Shahi, Lauren E. Banks and Jill Hennessy.

Synopsis: In early 1990s Boston, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a case that ultimately changes the city’s entire criminal justice system.

City On A Hill premieres on Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c – Watch the trailer!


City On A Hill | Official Trailer 2 | SHOWTIME

FYI: Aldis is wearing a Dzojchen kimono suit.

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Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Couple Up at Second Stage Theater's 40th Birthday Gala!

Amanda Seyfried happily strikes a pose alongside her husband Thomas Sadoski while attending the Second Stage Theater’s 40th Birthday Gala held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night (May 6) in New York City.

The happy couple were joined at the event by Annette Bening, Tony Goldwyn, Kevin Bacon, Tony Shalhoub and his wife Brooke Adams, Ari Graynor, Kathy Najimy and Annie Parisse.

Also in attendance were Julie White, To Kill A Mockingbird‘s Celia Keenan-Bolger and her husband Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Betsy Wolfe, Christine Lahti, Shirley Rumierk and Maria Dizzia.

The gala honored 40 “2nd Stagers” — artists who have appeared in at least two different Second Stage productions.

FYI: Amanda is wearing Aquatalia shoes.

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Kevin Bacon's Showtime Series 'City On A Hill' Debuts New Trailer!

A new trailer for the upcoming Showtime series City On A Hill has debuted online and you can check it out here!

Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge star in the new show, which is set to premiere on June 16.

The series is set in early 1990s Boston, rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. In this fictional account, driving change is assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

The one-hour series will have 10 episodes for the first season.

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