The ‘Footloose’ Legacy

May 26, 2011

While they were talking about dancing, Kevin said ‘Footloose’ cursed him at weddings–DJs love to play the film’s theme when they spot him at the reception: “Inevitably, I’m sitting there having a good time [and] everybody looks at me, turns and [starts clapping]…like [I’m] a trained monkey.”

Accordingly, Kevin has started pre-empting DJs with $20 in hand, bribing them not to play it. Kevin said he’d recently been approached to make a cameo in the remake (“I’m old enough that a movie I did is being remade. That is pathetic.”) but the role was ‘dopey.’

Few people know that producers almost prevented him from being cast in the original: “The quote was, literally, ‘He’s not f’able.'”