The trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is based on a variation of the concept of the small world phenomenon and states that any actor can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon. The game requires a group of players to try to connect any film actor in history to Kevin Bacon as quickly as possible and in as few links as possible. The game was played across various college campuses in the early 1990s. Its name is a pun on the concept of six degrees of separation. In 2007, Bacon started a charitable organization named SixDegrees.org.
In 2001, while I was living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Kevin Bacon was there filming the movie Trapped. After hours some of the cast and crew, of the movie, took advantage of the local nightlife. Here is where I get my degrees.
My friend just happens to be in the same bar as a rather drunk co-star Charlize Theron. They have an encounter, of which he is rather vague. Whether his vagueness was because he was married at the time or if he was there officially as an RCMP officer...he wouldn't say.
So me to my friend=1 degree
My friend to Charlize Theron= 2 degrees
Charlize to Kevin Bacon= 3 degrees
Now I do know a guy who was an extra in the movie. (They used a local highway for a scene in the movie and asked for people to drive up and down the highway as part of the back ground). So I could say that I am 2 degrees from Kevin but the guy I know is a total jerk and probably never even talked to Kevin. That, and the three degrees story is better.
So there you have it, my total involvement with Kevin Bacon.
On a knitting note, the owner of the wool shop told me that on a day when they couldn't film because of rain (it was BC after all) a whack of of the crew came in to buy knitting supplies. Shows that they have good taste.
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,