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