Kevin Bacon Celebrates Finish of Strike with ‘Footloose’ Dancing Video

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By Calvin S. Nelson

The historic strike between SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood studios is lastly over, and Kevin Bacon is breaking out his dancing footwear to have fun. 

Following the union’s announcement on Nov. 8 {that a} “tentative settlement” was unanimously authorized — which might basically enable Hollywood actors to return to film and movie units — Bacon shared a video on Instagram of him chopping free and channeling his iconic “Footloose” character. 

The 65-year-old actor uploaded a clip of him re-creating the scene the place Ren McCormack dances round an deserted warehouse. 

In his Instagram video, Bacon reveals off his strikes as Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose” blasts within the background. He glides round in his cowboy boots as he dances in what seems to be a barn. 

“Strike over!” he captioned the video. 

Followers additionally applauded Bacon for nonetheless with the ability to nail the choreography nearly 40 years later. 

Kevin Bacon in 1984’s “Footloose.”Alamy Inventory Picture

“Okay, that is the most effective factor I noticed on the web at present!” one particular person commented. 

“This NEVER will get previous — ever!!” one other stated.

“What a deal with! Critically, I really feel 13 AGAIN!” a 3rd fan wrote.

Bacon was one of many many actors who cheered after SAG-AFTRA, which represents greater than 150,000 movie and tv performers, shared that they reached a take care of Hollywood studios after a 118-day strike.

“We’re thrilled & proud to inform you that at present your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative settlement with the AMPTP,” SAG-AFTRA’s official account wrote on X, previously referred to as Twitter, Nov. 8. 

“As of 12:01 a.m. PT on Nov. 9, our strike is formally suspended & all picket areas are closed. We shall be in contact within the coming days with details about celebration gatherings across the nation,” the tweet stated. 

SAG-AFTRA’s nationwide board is anticipated to vote on the deal Nov. 10, about 4 months after the strike started in mid-July. 

Despite the fact that the deal isn’t finalized, actors reacted to the information on social media. 

Mandy Moore wrote on her Instagram story, “Thanks @sagaftra negotiators and management for getting us over the end line!!!! Gratitude is the perspective!! And grateful to all those that walked the stroll (picketers, strike captains, Our fellow union brothers and sisters, and so forth…)”

On the following slide, she added, “Let’s get again to work, mates!”

Yvette Nicole Brown additionally posted a prolonged message on Instagram

“I’m happy with the resolve all of us confirmed. I’m happy with the sense of neighborhood we constructed and celebrated. I’m blissful we by no means caved even when some (on either side of the struggle, sadly) did their greatest to make us,” she wrote partly. 

She concluded, “Let’s get again to work, everyone! Love y’all! Imply it!” 

In accordance with Deadline, some reveals will resume filming as quickly as attainable, both this month or early December. 


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