Kevin Bacon's Adorable Daughter Followed In His Footsteps

Nov 20, 2020 by apost team

It's common that the children of actors and actresses follow in their parents' footsteps in showbusiness. And that was the case for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s daughter, 28-year-old Sosie Bacon. The only issue? At first, it seemed like they were reluctant to have her embark on an acting career. But as you'll see, their attitude certainly changed.

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Actress Sosie Bacon is the youngest child of Kevin Bacon, 62, and Kyra Sedgwick, 55, both of whom — as you are well aware — are very successful actors. Sosie was named after Sosie Hublitz, the art director of Miss Rosie White. Mom Kyra gave birth to Sosie shortly after she wrapped up filming for the movie. After Kevin and Kyra got engaged in 1988, they had a baby boy that they named Travis, who is 30 years old this year.

Travis, who keeps a low profile in comparison to his parents and sister, is a musician who plays in a 4-member rock-punk-funk band called Idiot Box. Sosie was born later in 1992 on the 15th of March in Los Angeles. Sosie is best known for her role as Skye Miller in the teen drama 13 Reasons Why as well as for her role in Scream, the serialized anthology TV series.

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According to IMDb, the 28-year-old has been credited in more than 30 significant films and TV shows. While Sosie has grown up to be an actress in her own right, her parents were not always supportive of her working in the same industry that they have been in for a collective 80 years (Kevin has been actively acting since 1978 while Kyra started in 1982).

Contactmusic.com reported in 2004 (when Sosie was 12 years old) that Kevin tried to dissuade his daughter from becoming an actress by casting her in his own film, 2005’s Loverboy.

Sosie had played the younger version of Kyra’s character in the movie. Yeah, it makes sense that Sosie would be cast for the role, and dad Kevin insisted “she did a fabulous job." But in the end, he would not be encouraging her to keep pursuing acting.

"I have my own feelings about child actors,” said Kevin. “I don't think kids should be working, and yet we need kids in movies. That being said, there was a great part for a 10-year-old girl that's supposed to be Kyra as a little girl, and I had to have my daughter do it.” 

"I was playing the father. She did a great job, but I don't really encourage my kids to go into any kind of acting,” dad Kevin added. Kyra shared his sentiments: "She's not going to be an actress. We're the biggest hypocrites in the world because we always told them they can never ever do anything professional before they were 18."

When the film was newly released, mom Kyra had insisted that the whole experience with filming put Sosie off acting when she said, "Actually putting her in the movie was the best antidote for any interest she had in becoming an actress because she was absolutely exhausted.”

"She's wonderful in the film,” she continued. “She's got a very small part, playing me as a little girl. By the end of the fifth day she said, 'I think I got the whole acting thing out of my system!'" It has been 16 years since — and boy, oh boy, were they mistaken!

Sosie would then go on to work with her parents for the second time five years later in The Closer, an American television police procedural in which mom Kyra played the lead role while Dad Kevin served in the director’s chair.

In 2014, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association appointed Sosie as Miss Golden Globe. Dad Kevin had told MTV that he was “sort of astounded at how easily  [Sosie] slipped into this.” "The last couple of days, she's been up at the crack of dawn and going around and doing interviews,” he told the network amid her appointment six years ago.

“She not only enjoys it, but she's really comfortable in it," he continued. "I don't really know how you get that. I know I wasn't that way when I started doing interviews and I don't know if Kyra was either, but [Sosie] seems to take to it pretty easily." If that was not enough proof then for Kevin and Kyra that Sosie was made to be in front of the camera, we don’t know what else could have been.

The Bacon family is closely knit. In 2018, Kyra revealed on The Late Late Show with James Corden that the four of them got a “family tattoo,” a combination of all their initials on it. See the tattoo here!

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