Kevin Bacon recalls terrifying experience of trying to be normal for a day: ‘This sucks’

Six degrees of none.

Kevin Bacon donned an elaborate disguise for an afternoon of shopping at the touristy Grove shopping center in Los Angeles and discovered being a normal person isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

The “Apollo 13” star explained in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he often fantasized about his day as a non-famous person, but realized it would take some work.

“I’m not complaining, but I have a pretty recognizable face,” Bacon told the magazine. “Putting on my hat and glasses will only work to a certain extent.”

So he actually went all out and visited “a special effects makeup artist, had consultations, and asked him to make me a prosthetic disguise.”

He was fitted to the movie star with a different nose, glasses and false teeth, all of which made him look so unrecognizable that he was unable to cut the line to get coffee.

“Nobody recognized me,” he said, adding that while he enjoyed it for a while, people started “passing” him and “not being nice.”

He joked, “No one said, ‘I love you’.”

Bacon even had to suffer the indignity of having to wait his turn.

“I had to wait in line to, I don’t know, buy coffee from the king or whatever,” he grumbled. “I was like, ‘This sucks. I want to go back to being famous.’”

Bacon has been a star for more than half his life — starring in the 1984 smash hit “Footloose” when he was just 26 years old. Since then, he has appeared in dozens of films and television shows.

His career was so prolific that it generated a trivia game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” where the goal was to connect any actor to Kevin Bacon in less than six roles.

Last month, Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick made a rare red carpet appearance at the premiere of Kevin’s new movie, “MaXXXine,” with their children, son Travis, 35, and daughter Sosie, 32.

The “Mystic River” star and the “Closer” alum have been married since 1988.

“We are really lucky. We got lucky really young,” she told Page Six in March. “[But], you know, it’s work. There will always be work. A partnership for so long demands a lot from you. … I feel like a very lucky woman.”

Bacon can currently be seen in “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” opposite Eddie Murphy.

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