We know that Kevin Bacon's finances took a hit in the Bernie Madoff mess, but we didn't know it was as bad as all that. It seemed nebulous as both he and his wife are working actors as well as the fact that the Bacon's don't talk to the press about private matters. Bacon was on the Howard Stern Show this morning and, as a superfan, was a bit more forthcoming. From Marksfriggin:
Howard said Kevin had to get out of there but he has more questions. He asked about the Bernie Madoff thing. Kevin said they lost some money in that. He said they're okay though. Kevin said they were okay and there were people who were much worse off. He said that they didn't lose everything. He said they didn't lose their apartment. Kevin said he's not sure of the percentage but it's fine. Howard said he would be so angry. Kevin said Kyra's show is in it's final season and he thanks god for that show. If it was just him trying to support them they'd be in trouble.
Howard said he wants to rip this mother fucker Bernie Madoff apart. Kevin said maybe he can make a cameo in the movie about this guy that De Niro is doing. Howard said he's glad he's doing okay. Kevin said they're going to be okay even after all of that. Howard said he's sorry to hear about it.
In 2009 Sedwick said of the money lost: "It's been really unpleasant and makes you feel really vulnerable. But the fact of the matter is that we did not lose everything," she said. "We lost hard-earned money that we worked very hard for that was what we thought in a safe place. It's painful but a lot of people lost a lot more. And we have a lot of things to be grateful for in our life, and we never ever forget that."
Kyra Sedgwick incidentally is the second highest paid prime time actresses, getting $275,000 an episode of The Closer. That might be the reason she was a bit emotional discussing the last season at last week's upfronts. At the time it was seen by some as somehow beneath her -- a Sedgwick as well as a movie star -- to descend into cable television. In retrospect, it was a wise decision for her and her family.