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Kevin Bacon Found Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon 'Belittling'

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 08: Actor Kevin Bacon speaks onstage at '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20' during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW) | Richard Mcblane via Getty Images

Kevin Bacon, actor and person least degrees away from Kevin Bacon, admitted to Buzzfeed that he was initially upset by the 20-year-old game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

"It was so annoying,” he told interviewer Jarett Wiselman. “I thought it was a joke at my expense. I thought somebody was trying to pick the biggest loser they could find and joke about the fact I could be connected to Laurence Olivier in two steps. When you fight so hard and put your sweat and blood into trying to have your work speak for itself, I found it belittling."

He thought the game would soon "go the way of pogo sticks and pet rocks," but now that it's been around more than two decades, he's stopped worrying about it. He also admits he wouldn't be very good at the game himself because, as he says, “Honestly, I’ve truly forgotten who I have and haven’t worked with at this point."

Read the rest of the interview over at Buzzfeed.

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