The Following’s James Purefoy on Smooching Co-Star Kevin Bacon: “He’s a Wonderful Kisser!”
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon? More like, seven minutes in heaven with Kevin Bacon!
James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon, co-stars of the new FOX drama The Following, were asked by reporters at FOX's Television Critics Association event if they would kiss — and so they did! If only all cute guys would do whatever we asked them to do.
The two shared an impromptu onstage kiss and were asked about the smooch later.
"I wish he'd kept his tongue in his mouth. It was just a little slip in," James joked about Kevin. "He's a wonderful kisser. I think his wife is gonna be worried!"
James's only complaint? "He's a little stubbly."
And what does Kevin think that his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, will think of the liplock? "Yeah, she'll be very jealous, I'm sure," Kevin says with a laugh. "We'll have to keep it on the down low."
So what was it about the script for this show — in which he plays an FBI agent searching for a serial killer — that made Kevin want to give TV a shot?
"It was just such a page turner and I thought it was such an interesting character," he explains. "Given the fast-paced, heart-pounding nature of it, it still had a lot of great heart and the certain kind of almost sentimentality that I really responded to."
The intense series premiere of The Following— from the creator ofThe Vampire Diaries— premieres on FOX on January 21. Will there be more kissing from James and Kevin? We'll have to wait and see.