Kevin Bacon has told 'The Observer' newspaper that he had a prosthetic disguise made "because I wanted to see what it would be like not to be recognised".
Ironically he felt lonely and unnoticed. "I didn't like it very much – no one was nice to me. People didn't bother me, but they also looked right through me.''
Actors want to be famous, he insists. "That's what drives us. Don't believe people who say: 'Well, you know, he's an actor, but he's actually really super-shy.' Nonsense."
"My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others," he revealed. "We looked at each other and said: "Well, we're still healthy, we still have each other. Let's roll up our sleeves and get the f*** back to work."
In a 30-year film career, Bacon, 54, takes his first-ever TV lead as a dysfunctional FBI on the trail of a gang of serial killers in 'The Following'.