Kevin Bacon can’t live without fame

Kevin Bacon started wondering how much better life would be if he wasn’t recognized everywhere he goes, so he hired a Hollywood makeup specialist to design him a rubber face disguise. He paid $500 for the mask, had it professionally put on, and went to The Grove shopping centre in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the experience wasn’t quite as pleasant as he’d imagined. “You wouldn’t have recognized me if I was standing next to you,” Bacon told the Los Angeles Times. “It was really bizarre and I didn’t really like it. I didn’t like it at all. People cut in front of you and when you’re at a check-out counter it’s just … different. People weren’t all that nice to me. I’m just not used to it.” Bacon, who achieved fame at 19 when he first appeared on the big screen in Animal House, added, “I can’t imagine life without it.”

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  1. C-Dub • June 3, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

    I think that would be a good experience for all celebrities to try. They whine about being noticed, but they don’t realize it’s a bit of an addiction. Fame is something we all envy and want. Yeah you get treated different…better! So from all us average Joe’s out there to all you celebrities, remember, we made you! We bought your movie tix/watched your tv shows, went to your concerts, brought the magazines with your face on it….our money and curiousity about you created your fame. And in turn our interest in you brought work to your door and money in your bank account.
    Go back to average and see how it feels. Now, remember this when you don’t do an actual charities and the general Joe public. Giving back is your responsibility now, and we will like you more for it.

  2. jjones • June 3, 2011 @ 1:23 PM

    I like the fact that Kevin was honest about missing the attention. You hear too much about that and C-Dub you’ve got a point about the giving back. We are the reason celebreties are successful, so I think there is a bit of expection on that.

  3. Germain • June 3, 2011 @ 1:49 PM

    When you become famous at 19, it would be hard to go back to being unknown in your late 40s. Too many stars say they would like to go unoticed or be “normal” when they spend all their lives trying to achieve fame. Be honnest about it, you want it.

  4. L1feless • June 3, 2011 @ 3:08 PM

    There are those however who quite happily give it all up and hide away with their money in seclusion. If you’re putting your self out there and are performing and doing tours and interviews then you should expect to have little private time. If you end up removing yourself from that lifestyle then I agree there is a certain amount of expected privacy which one should expect. When I say remove I mean for a longer period of time here. Not just a freakin’ weekend.

  5. Chris • June 3, 2011 @ 5:25 PM

    Hey, He’s honest.

  6. Matt • June 3, 2011 @ 7:19 PM

    Interesting experiment 😀 Kind of like what Gwyneth Paltrow did with the fat suit while she was filming Shallow Hal

  7. Jo-Anne • June 4, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

    hey, maybe the same guy can make an Angelina face (and body) for me…..

  8. oyunlar • June 6, 2011 @ 8:32 AM

    I really like this guy, and films. good man

  9. Monique • June 7, 2011 @ 12:07 PM

    I saw him on a talk show the other week and he said that he loves it when people come up and say Hi to him.
    He also laughed at how New Yorkers will come up to him and tell him what a crappy job he did on one of his movies LOL
    He’s really funny.

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