Kevin Bacon once wore a prosthetic mask to a shopping mall. The 56-year-old actor – who shot into the limelight after starring in National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978 – once wore a disguise during a spending spree in Los Angeles because he wanted to experience what life would be like if he wasn’t famous.
Speaking in the March/April issue of Haute Living Los Angeles magazine, he said: ”It was almost disturbing to me. People kind of looked right through me and weren’t nice to me. It didn’t feel that good, to tell you the truth. I’ve had [fame] for so long that I almost can’t really get my head around what my life would be like without it.”
The Footloose star then went on to take a swipe at celebrities who moan about fame because he enjoys getting ”free s**t” from people because of his status in the public eye.
He explained: ”All day long people say, ‘I love you!’ at random. ”Beep, beep Kev–I love you! What the f**k is wrong with that? That is amazing. People give you free s**t for no reason, open doors, put you at good tables in restaurants, give you tickets to shows. Come on, to complain about it…” He added: ”Fame is 99.9 per cent good. I’ve always said before that there are two kind of actors: actors that want to be famous, and liars.”