Actor posts on Instagram the Footloose drop attempt that is on the rise on the social network
When he won the role that made him an international star on Footloose, Kevin Bacon beat Tom Cruise, who can handle dancing, and Rob Lowe, who flunked the audition. Even though he knows how to handle the steps created by Herbert Ross in the original, the actor had stunt doubles for most of the film.
That was 1984. Let’s fly to 2022.
At 63, the actor went viral again with the TikTok generation because of the Footloose challenge, or the “Footloose drop”, which is a very complicated step for those who dance professionally, and even more difficult for amateurs. Kevin, however, decided to jump on the bandwagon, with his wife Kyra Sedgwick as his partner. “I don’t remember this step in the original movie, but I decided to give it a go,” he joked, sharing the result on Instagram.
Approved, of course!
Usually, Kevin Bacon doesn’t react negatively to being primarily associated with the role that started his career, even 37 years later. The only thing he doesn’t like is what happens often, they put on the song Footloose when he’s at a party.
“People form a circle around me, clapping in unison, waiting for me to do tricks like a trained seal. So I tend to avoid him,” he commented.
But today, he accepted the challenge!