Footloose star Kevin Bacon has seen a resurgence in his career over the past few years, appearing in some top television shows and movies. One of his biggest, and arguably best, roles of recent years, is his portrayal of the character Ryan Hardy in The Following. With the show preparing for its second season, Kevin has spoken about how he prepares for the role.
Bacon was chatting to WorldScreen, when he told them, "If it’s something dark or something comedic or something romantic or whatever, I feel I still have to go through the same steps of building a back story, then making decisions about the internal and external qualities of the character."
He added, "If there is any kind of technical research, in this case the FBI, you do as much as you can. I don’t think there is anything specific about going into a dark place that would be different from the process I would do for anything else."
The Following has been renewed for a second season on Fox, which will premiere sometime in 2014. The show has an impressive cast, including Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea and James Purefoy, as well as Kevin Bacon and others.