CATEGORIES Movie NewsWhenever someone mentions the words 'Footloose' and Kevin Bacon in the same sentence, there's usually some reference to the fact that the star didn't actually do a lot of his own dancing. Well, if you ever meet Mr. Bacon, you probably don't want to bring that whole "double" business up. At all. In the latest issue of People, Bacon discusses his frustration with having to sit out while someone else completed his scenes.
"I was furious ... It's like a starting pitcher getting taken out of a game -- no one wants to be told they can't get the guy out ... I had a stunt double, a dance double and two gymnastics doubles. There were five of us in the f---ing outfit, and I felt horrible. ... When the movie came out, the studio told me to never mention that they used a double. While I was in no position to do this, I told them, 'You are out of your f--king mind!' "Stunt double or not, it didn't matter in the end. 'Footloose' developed a huge following and ended up launching Kevin Bacon's acting career. You can assume Kenny Wormald -- a former back-up dancer for Justin Timberlake, for what it's worth and the star of the new 'Footloose' -- is hoping the same happens for his remake, which opens this weekend.
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