Why Kevin Bacon Hates Going to Weddings

Kevin Bacon explains why he’d rather not attend your nuptials. Hint: it has to do with Footloose.

Released on 7/16/2015

Credits

Starring: Kevin Bacon and Michael Hainey

Transcript

00:00
(gentle music)
00:06
Is it true you hate going to weddings
00:07
because people always play a song? Footloose?
00:09
That's true, that's true.
00:10
(audience laughs)
00:12
And I'll you why, it's not (laughs),
00:16
I have a reason for this!
00:17
I'm tired of winning those, I'm tired, that's why.
00:19
Yeah, no no no,
00:22
I love the movie, I'm very happy for the movie,
00:24
love the song, you know, everything about it.
00:29
If I go to a wedding, I want the wedding
00:33
to be about the bride and the groom.
00:35
Right, if I'm there,
00:37
they gotta be people I care about.
00:41
When they put the song on, and it usually happens
00:45
after everybody is half in the bag,
00:48
it's not gonna happen early on in the ceremony.
00:52
It's gonna happen around 10:30, 10:45,
00:58
all of a sudden the wedding becomes about me,
01:01
because people immediately look to me,
01:05
and they form a circle around me,
01:07
(audience laughs)
01:09
and they start to clap, and they protect,
01:13
and they want me to start jumping around
01:16
like a trained monkey,
01:17
and I'm thinking, it's not about me,
01:20
you know what I mean, it's about those two people.
01:22
So I find that embarrassing,
01:24
I don't like, I'm happy to take, look I'm here,
01:29
I'm taking the focus, that's great,
01:32
a very giant part of my life is totally fine,
01:37
in fact, hungers on being the center of attention.
01:42
There's nothing about being an actor
01:44
that isn't about this.
01:45
At somebody else's wedding?
01:47
No.
01:48
(gentle music)