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Kevin Bacon Asked A Special Effects Artist To Help Him Blend In For A Day—Here’s How It Went

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon forgot what it was like to be a regular person, so he asked a makeup artist to help him blend into the crowd for a day. The experience made him realize he prefers being famous.

With films like Friday the 13th and Footloose on his resume, it has been 40 years since Kevin Bacon has been able to walk in public without people recognizing him. So, he decided to perform an experiment and see how it felt to be a regular person for a day.

As Kevin told Vanity Fair in an interview published on July 3rd, he asked a special effects makeup artist to create a “prosthetic disguise.” The artists set him up with fake teeth, a new nose, and glasses that Kevin wore around Los Angeles, and it worked.

“Nobody recognized me!” he told the publication.

One Trip To A Coffee Shop And Kevin Bacon Was Ready To Be Famous Again

Kevin Bacon admitted that until that day, his best disguise was a hat and a pair of glasses, but that only worked “to a certain extent.” Without fail, someone would see an a-lister through the camouflage. But this disguise made him feel completely invisible.

The actor tried his new look at an outdoor shopping mall called The Grove, which is usually packed with tourists, and nobody spotted him. Getting a dose of mediocrity was a wake-up call. As Kevin hilariously and poignantly recalled, people aren’t always pleasant to average folks.

“People were kind of pushing past me,” he shared, “not being nice. Nobody said, ‘I love you.’”

He went on to joke that he had to “wait in line” to buy his coffee, and as he was standing there he thought to himself, “This sucks. I want to go back to being famous.”

So, to make a long story short, the grass was not greener on the other side. Kevin Bacon prefers the downsides of fame over the perks of normalcy.

This story’s featured image is by Debby Wong via Shutterstock.

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