Last summer Robert Englund stated that he would like to see Kevin Bacon take on the role of the legendary Freddy Krueger, many thought it was just said as a silly joke.
Englund said last summer: “He’s not a kid anymore either but the rumor I’ve heard that I like is Kevin Bacon. Kevin loves horror. He’s a real actor. He’s a character actor. Kevin was great in Tremors. Kevin was great in Stir of Echoes. And I’ve heard this rumor. We need someone like that to take it on. And re-do it, exploiting all of the new technology.”
Today Bacon told Bloody Disgusting that he would like to take on this role.
Bacon says: “Sure. It would take a lot of makeup.”
Would you like to see Kevin Bacon take on the role of Freddy?
Freddy Krueger is a fictional character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well.