by Lauren Zaremba
Are you ready to cut loose?
Ahead of the October 14 premiere of the buzzy "Footloose" reboot (starring Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald) the original '80s dance flick is being re-released on DVD and Blu-ray! Though you won’t be able to kick off your Sunday shoes until September 27, we have an EXCLUSIVE featurette to get your toes tapping in the meantime.
And it's a doozy for you trivia buffs. In this quick clip, star Kevin Bacon reveals he pulled a Drew Barrymore, à la "Never Been Kissed," in order to research his role as high-schooler Ren McCormack. Specifically, Kevin asked production to arrange his enrollment in a local Chicago high school, so he could understand what it felt like to be an outsider. He recalls being concerned about the age difference and how, at 24, he could accurately play a 17-year-old.
"I was kind of like, ‘Wow, I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to pull off actually being 17. Like, ‘Do I look 17? Can I be 17?' I was very concerned about that…" Kevin explains. "It was, in a lot of ways, really kind of frightening to be thrown into a completely new culture and new group of people."
Kevin's return to high school obviously paid off—he gets all A's from us! Click play on the clip above to get the full scoop on Kevin's crazy "Footloose" prep.
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