Kevin Bacon’s “Six Degrees” world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.
During a Sunday panel for his Fox show “The Following,” a fan brought up the pop culture game known as “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” whose premise is anyone in Hollywood can be linked to the actor. She wondered if by talking to him she could then be a part of his universe.
Bacon said that technically you need to be in a movie with him to be connected in the “Six Degrees” world.
The actor then stood up and took a video of the crowd in the San Diego Convention Center’s 6,500-seat Hall H.
He also got laughs when a young girl told him she loved him in the 2011 movie “Crazy Stupid Love.”
“Thank you for loving me for such a long time, I guarantee you that I have socks that are older than you, but time is relative,” Bacon said.
In “The Following,” Bacon plays an FBI agent who hunts down killers. He spent the first two seasons tracking a psychotic murderer, played by James Purefoy, who manipulated others to follow his lead.
The audience also got to see an alternate ending of the season 2 finale, where Purefoy’s character is shot. In the version that aired, he was arrested.
‘Sons of Anarchy’ book announced
“Sons of Anarchy” is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books.
Series creator Kurt Sutter revealed the cover art to “Sons of Anarchy: Bratva” (Titan Books Ltd.) Sunday at Comic-Con.
The first of a series about the “Sons” world, “Bratva” is set in the show’s fourth season. It follows Jax ( Charlie Hunnam), Opie ( Ryan Hurst) and Chibs, played by Tommy Flanagan.
Sutter also revisited the topic of a possible prequel to the series. He said serious “talks are ongoing.”
“I don’t know if it will be a full-on series or a miniseries,” he said.
One thing he’s sure of is “there’ll be no spinoffs” because he believes those only work for procedurals.
The birthday bunch
Musical conductor Riccardo Muti is 73. Actress Linda Kelsey is 68. TV producer Dick Ebersol is 67. Actress Sally Struthers is 66. Actress Georgia Engel is 66. Rock musician Simon Kirke (Bad Company) is 65. Rock musician Steve Morse (Deep Purple) is 60. Actress Lori Loughlin is 50. Jazz musician-producer Delfeayo Marsalis is 49. Actress Elizabeth Berkley is 42. Singer Afroman is 40. Country musician Todd Anderson (Heartland) is 39. Rock singer Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) is 38. Country singer Carly Goodwin is 33. Actor Dustin Milligan is 29. Rapper Soulja Boy is 24. Pop/rock singer Cher Lloyd (TV: finalist “The X Factor”) is 21.