New Again: Kevin Bacon
This Friday, Stand Up to Cancer will hold their fifth annual fundraiser with Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen as co-hosts. Among the stars scheduled to take part are Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, Sofia Vergara, Anna Kendrick, Mira Sorvino, and Kevin Bacon, one of our favorite former teen pinups/serious actors. We know that Bacon’s career is as healthy now as ever—he is the star of a primetime show watched by millions—but we prefer to remember him as he is in the photo above. Before Footloose, Flatliners, and Keira Sedgwick, Bacon was 25 when he appeared in the April 1983 issue of Interview.
Kevin Bacon is currently sizzling in Slab Boys, a slice-of-life comedy by Scottish playwright John Byrne. Kevin is no newcomer to the stage or screen, beginning at the Circle in the Square Theater School at age 18, and racking up film credits including Animal House, Friday the 13th, Only When I Laugh, and the surprising success Diner, Kevin’s eighth film. Watch for him as the angry cab driver/song writer in John Sayles’ upcoming Enormous Changes at the Last Minute.
THIS ARTICLE INTIALLY APPEARED IN THE APRIL 1983 SSUE OF INTERVIEW.
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