ACTOR Kevin Bacon is unsure if he is seen as a cultural icon or a bit of a dick.
He said: “When I heard about the ‘six degrees of Bacon’ thing I thought it was pretty funny, and also it reinforced the idea of me being a well-connected person and a diverse performer.
“But then I thought, is it because my name is Kevin Bacon? I mean nobody talks about ‘six degrees of Connery’ or says shit about Kevin Spacey.
“My agent says it’s fine but he also advised me to do these mobile phone adverts, which I later found out he told Julia Roberts not to touch with a barge pole.”
Bacon’s agent Tom Booker said: “Sometimes Kevin worries about the irony thing, but then I open a suitcase to show him the latest shitload of advert cash.
“Also he was good in Tremors and quite creepy in Hollow Man, nothing could destroy a legacy like that.”
Bacon added: “When I walk down the street kids are like ‘hey, Kevin Bacon!’ and I high-five them. But then sometimes I think I hear them sniggering behind my back.
“Maybe I should be more like ‘it’s Mr Bacon to you little fuckers’, but I don’t want to seem unfriendly.”