Kevin Bacon relished the opportunity to play a paedophile in new movie THE
WOODSMAN, because it gave him the opportunity to explore darker parts of the
The actor is more famous for lighter roles earlier in his career, like
FOOTLOOSE and Animal House.
But Bacon says he now looks for more complex roles, explaining, "I am
often at times drawn to darker films and films that touch on subject matter or
characters who are struggling with some kind of darkness.
"But that's partly kind of my theory that human beings have that sadness,
anger, extreme sexuality and violence and all these things living in our souls
whether we want to admit it or not. Sometimes darker films or darker characters
got more character. Sometimes it's just that's where the good s**t is."