Kevin Bacon Says 'Footloose' Director Gave Him Valium For Big Scene

Kevin Bacon's feet didn't fail when he made his 1984 hit "Footloose" - but his nerves almost did. (See the interview above.)
The veteran actor recalled Wednesday's "The Kelly Clarkson Show" that he was so tense to play the scene asking the city council to allow the dancing to cause him to break out in beehives.
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Bacon said the outbreak was like alien intrusion into its midsection. On the day of filming, director Herbert Ross offered a solution from the 1980s.
"The director said to me," You're just nervous. Here I am giving you half a valium. "So he gave me drugs and I calmed down and played the scene and the hives went away."
No nervousness here:
And they broke a train. And it was good.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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