is happy to say he only has one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon
The two shared the screen in a little movie — cue laughs — that Bacon calls “the F-film.” The movie Bacon is referring to, of course, is the 1984 mega-hit “Footloose
In a conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Bacon and Lithgow shared stories from the only time the pair worked on a film together, in a role Bacon calls “life-changing.”
Lithgow’s first memory of working with Bacon was before the two even officially met.
“In my box at that dismal little motel where we all lived, it was a note from you saying what an honor it was to work with me. [It] made me feel very old,” Lithgow said.
Added Lithgow, “You definitely used the word ‘honored,’ which was more than I deserved.”
“It was true,” said Bacon, who admitted he didn’t remember leaving the note. “I