Kevin Bacon: It’s ‘really cool’ to be a hero in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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The galaxy has an unexpected new patron, just in time for the holiday season.

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Kevin Bacon, 64, made a surprise cameo Last month the trailer for “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” premiered on Friday Disney+, And while Marvel fanboys and fangirls were happy By his casting, no one was more over the moon than Bacon.

“Listen, I love doing that kind of stuff. To me, movies are this giant playground. I get to play and be a grown man just shit and have fun,” Bacon, 64, recently He told The Post. “I take the job very seriously, but in the case of something like ‘The Guardians,’ you sometimes have to stop and go, ‘Oh, Saint, that’s really cool! ‘ I got a really, really fun gig. ,

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In the movie spinoff special, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) set out to make Christmas a special one for Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt) and find him the perfect gift – a kidnapping. By doing and literally gifting bacon (with the help of a $40 Hollywood Star Map).

Kevin Bacon (right) joins the Marvel universe with a role in “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” which stars Chris Pratt (left) as Star-Lord / Peter Quill.
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But Bacon’s interstellar journey to the wild winter wonderland of Guardians has been a strange one.

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“Guardians” fans are well aware of Quill Fixation on the “legend” of the “legendary hero” BaconThe actor’s role in 1984’s “Footloose” strangely sparked an allusion.

“I was really shocked. I went to see the movie not knowing what was going to happen,” Bacon recalled to The Post about visiting a theater where it was being shown. “And if you can imagine sitting in a dark room with strangers – I was all alone – and all of a sudden they’re talking about me. I’ve had a lot of weird experiences in my life, you know I live what do for. but that was very strange

Eventually, however, proud philadelphia native said he was “thrilled” by its “hilarious” inclusion—which made it even easier to sign on to filmmaker James Gunn’s new, festive delight.

Bacon said of Gunn, “He has a kind of leftist view of the world, which I think was fascinating and interesting to me.” in 2010. “So when he reaches out and says, ‘I want to do this holiday special and you’re in it,’ it’s just an instant, ‘Yes.’ I don’t need to read it. I’ll be there

but it’s definitely No “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” or whatever may be your grandmother’s favorite, touching holiday classic.

Kevin Bacon unloads holiday presents from his car before having an unfortunate altercation with some well-meaning but misguided parents.
Kevin Bacon unloads holiday presents from his car before having an unfortunate altercation with some well-meaning but misguided parents.
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Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) make an uninvited visit to Kevin Bacon's house. "Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special."
Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) pay an uninvited visit to Kevin Bacon’s home in “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special”.
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For fans, the fast-paced, 44-minute show features everyone’s favorites including Quill, Drax, Mantis, Nebula (voiced by Karen Gillan), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Kraglin Parents are included. (Sean Gunn) and Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker).

And it also features some subversive music, including a hilarious – and violent – Christmas carol, Titled “I Don’t Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here),” It completely misrepresents the meaning of the holiday and labels Santa Claus “a lovable freak”. It contains the lyrics: “Mrs. Claus, she works the pole / Plots her man’s demise / Soon all the elves will rise and stab Santa in the eye. -Country Band old 97’s and vocals by Bacon, who has performed with his brother Michael in the group the Bacon Brothers since 1994.)

Interestingly, in December 2020, Bacon moved to facebook For declaring himself “a little bit of Scrooge” when it comes to Christmas music. While there he reluctantly saluted to “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley, “Merry Christmas Baby” by Otis Redding, and “Greensleeves” performed by John. Coltrane, he otherwise misses the annual cacophony of Christmas carols.

“I think it’s probably the songs less because of the fact that they’re inescapable during that season, every time you, you know, walk into a store or on an elevator or turn on the radio, you know what I mean?” mean? You can’t get away from it,” he told The Post. “But I think one of the fun things about the movie is, you know, James and his sense of humor underneath — and his music Taste is also that they’ve got a whole bunch of great holiday songs to stick in the movie.

Members of alt-country group The Old 97's perform with Kevin Bacon in the special.
Members of alt-country group The Old 97’s perform with Kevin Bacon in the special.
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“Apollo 13” star also Dr. Seuss is also wishy-washy when asked for his all-time favorite holiday special before confessing his “love” for the original, animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” € It seems that someone grabs his indifferent heart.

“Part of why you love something like this is because when you first see it it just takes you back, you know what I mean?” Bacon said. “So it’s not so much about the material, the real thing.” It’s a feeling of going back and experiencing what you experienced as a child

Whether the “Guardians” special will become a prized perennial program remains to be seen — though Bacon may already be bracing for that extra notoriety, partly due to the wide six degrees of kevin bacon Play. It claims that the “Friday the 13th” and “A Few Good Men” actor is the center of the entertainment universe and that any actor can be linked to Bacon – whose imdb profile Lists over 100 roles – within just a half dozen steps.

Director/writer James Gunn (right) works with Chris Pratt (left) and Dave Bautista (center) on the set of "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special."
Director and screenwriter James Gunn (right) working with Chris Pratt (left) and Dave Bautista (center) on the set of “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.”
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Bacon initially viewed the game as a dig at his career and told The Post in 2013 that he “thought it would just fade away.” a non-profit organization,

“It took me a while to see the value of it, frankly, but I totally own it now.” It’s my life,” as he recently explained to The Post. “I don’t believe you become an actor because you want to hide.” You become an actor because you want to do something that people See and recognize. And sometimes that recognition comes in some ways and sometimes it comes in other ways.

“I’m just grateful that I continue to work today, that I’m still able to do what people still want to see.” I pinch myself all the time.”



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