Kevin Bacon has got to be one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, due in part to his long career–which began in 1978 with “Animal House”–and the sometimes small but memorable roles he’s taken in unexpected films and shows. Plus, he has that whole Six Degrees game named after him.
But Bacon–who is set to have a big year after taking mostly smaller parts since 2011–says that although fame can be a double-edged sword, he does still get a thrill when he’s recognized. In fact, it’s one of the reasons he still takes public transportation.
The 54-year old actor and musician admitted recently that he had a disguise made up in order to be able to go out in public without being harassed by photographers, but it didn’t turn out the way he expected it to.
“I had a prosthetic disguise made, because I wanted to see what it would be like not to be recognized. I didn’t like it very much – no one was nice to me. People didn’t bother me, but they also looked right through me,” he said.
Of course, the train is the fastest way to get around New York, so we can’t fault him there.
Bacon’s new hit show, “The Following”, airs on Fox and is getting good reviews so far. The story follows a disgraced FBI agent on a strange and bloody journey orchestrated by a serial killer and his groupies.