Kevin Bacon's risky roles

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Craig Brewer directs a remake of the 1984 musical with a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. Like the original, the 2011 adaptation of Footloose follows a city kid named Ren McCormack (Kenny Wormald) as he moves to the old fashioned and uptight town of Bomont, Tennessee, where he winds up rebelling against its laws banning dancing and rock music. Julianne Hough plays his love interest, Ariel Moore.
May 20th, 2011

Kevin Bacon loves taking risks with his work.

The 'X-Men: First Class' says while he gets worried about natural disasters around the world he doesn't let his career choices or what other people think of him affect him.

He said: "I like taking chances. I'm afraid of earthquakes, tsunamis, environmental catastrophe and war, but not difficult roles. I never think about, or even know, what my public persona is. I'd rather have the work speak for itself."

Although he likes to take risks with his career, Kevin says he turned down the remake of 'Footloose' - the movie which made his a worldwide star - because he didn't think it would work.

He said: "They approached me to appear but there was nothing there I liked. It was an odd idea that wouldn't have worked. The director (Craig Brewer) is fantastic and I'm sure the kid (Kenny Wormaled) is great, but the script wasn't good for me."

Kevin also admitted it was "weird" to see his audition for the original 'Footloose' from the 80s because he didn't realise how driven he was.

He told Times 2: "It was weird. I don't watch my old movies and haven't seen 'Footloose' since I made it. Watching my audition I thought, 'I don't know that guy any more.' There's this hunger, a desire to f***ing take over. I didn't think I was particularly driven by then, but, boy, I really was."