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Kevin Bacon looks for back story

Published 01/06/2011 | 09:14

Kevin Bacon says he likes to develop a history for all his characters
Kevin Bacon says he likes to develop a history for all his characters

Kevin Bacon has revealed he works out a back story to every character he plays.

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The Footloose actor appears in X-Men: First Class as sociopath Sebastian Shaw, and said director Matthew Vaughn's thorough approach to character development was very helpful.

"You can never have too much back story," he said.

He went on: "For me at least, if there's no back story in the movie then you look for some kind of source material, and if there's no source material, you make it up.

"You sit there and you write it: 'I was born in this town and this is what my daddy did, and here's my playlist of songs I like to listen to.' For me, that's what it's gotta be."

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