Kevin Bacon Got Bullied By High Schoolers While Prepping For 'Footloose'

August 25, 2014 6:42 PM

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Back in 1984, Kevin Bacon did not have the fame he has now. The burgeoning star enjoyed enough anonymity to go to high school in Provo, Utah, for a day while prepping to film his iconic role as Ren McCormack in "Footloose," and his experience did not go as planned.

In the span of one school day, Bacon became the target of bullying, found a friend in a "corn-fed kid" who took Bacon under his wing and ended the day amazed at how "terrifying" high school could be. Only the school's principal knew of Bacon's experiment.

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