Kevin Bacon's lessons from wife

Kevin Bacon sought advice from actress wife Kyra Sedgwick when he was cast in TV show 'The Following'

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon's wife taught him how to be a lead actor on 'The Following'.

The 55-year-old actor has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick for 25 years and he sought her advice because she has more TV experience than he does.

He said: "She taught me what it was like to be the lead on a show and I even got to direct her a few times."

Kevin, 55, added he is excited to have a part in a TV thriller, because small screen shows are so good at the moment.

He added: "It's sort of a golden age for television I watch so much TV now."

However, Kevin did have to get fit for some of the scenes in the second series of 'The Following'.

He said: "I didn't transform myself, but I started running a lot more. There are foot chases and I like to go all out if I can."

The star also admitted he is inundated with gifts baring the taste of his namesake, adding to People magazine: "Yes, that happens. The other day someone dropped off bacon macaroons in my trailer."

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