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Kevin Bacon Wanted Fame Again After Disguising Himself Anonymously
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Kevin Bacon, one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, recently decided to experience life as an everyday person. In an interview with Vanity Fair published on Wednesday, July 3, the 65-year-old actor shared how he went undercover at a popular Los Angeles tourist spot, The Grove.

“I went to a special effects makeup artist, had consultations, and asked him to make me a prosthetic disguise,” revealed the Footloose star. “I’m not complaining, but I have a face that’s pretty recognizable. Putting my hat and glasses on is only going to work to a certain extent.”

Sporting a prosthetic nose, fake teeth, and glasses, Kevin managed to walk among the crowds without being recognized. This was a sharp contrast to his usual experience of being constantly stopped by fans for selfies.
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“People were kind of pushing past me, not being nice,” he noted. “Nobody said, ‘I love you.’ I had to wait in line to, I don’t know, buy a f**king coffee or whatever.”

This brief taste of normalcy led Kevin to an unexpected conclusion. “I was like, ‘This sucks. I want to go back to being famous,’” he admitted.

Kevin Bacon’s rise to fame began in the 1980s, making him a household name with roles in blockbuster movies like A Few Good Men and Apollo 13. Over the years, his career has spanned various genres, from comedy to horror. Notable films include Crazy, Stupid Love and They/Them. This year, fans can catch him in two new productions: Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F and MaXXXine.

Reflecting on his career, Kevin expressed his gratitude in the recent Vanity Fair interview. “I honestly feel very grateful for where I happen to be,” he said. He acknowledged the challenges he faced to get to this point, noting, “Becoming the kind of actor who has an opportunity to take big swings was a very difficult thing to attain in this industry because Hollywood wants you to do the same thing that you did last time [a film of yours that] made money.”

Source: Vanity Fair