“I Thought, This Sucks”: Kevin Bacon Tried to Live Like a Regular Guy for a Day

Kevin Bacon hasn’t always been famous, but it’s been a while since he could be considered an average guy.

Out of curiosity, he was curious about what it would be like to spend a day in public. So he recently disguised himself to be able to walk among us unnoticed. But his attempt to fit in wasn’t as fun as he had thought.

“I’m not complaining, but I have a face that’s pretty recognizable,” Bacon told Vanity Fair. “Putting on my hat and glasses only works to a certain extent.”

The “Footloose” star used some Hollywood magic to make his social experiment work, enlisting professional help to disguise himself in fake teeth, a false nose, and glasses. And his efforts were successful. Maybe too successful.

“I went to a special effects makeup artist, had a consultation and asked him to make a prosthetic disguise for me,” he said.

The Golden Globe winner, who stars in the Eddie Murphy-starring comedy “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” headed to one of LA’s busiest and most touristy spots, The Grove shopping center, and quickly realized no one recognized him.

“People were kind of pushing me around, not being nice. Nobody said, ‘I love you.’ I had to stand in line to, I don’t know, buy a fucking coffee or something,” Bacon recalled. “I thought, This sucks. I want to be famous again.”

Bacon, who starred in his wife Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut, “Space Oddity,” rose to fame again last week when he walked the red carpet for the recently released A24 film “MaXXXine.”

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