The 56 year old actor posted the unusual image to his Instagram and Twitter profiles this week. It shows a bloated, smiling Bacon with the caption, “Greetings from the UK!”
Greetings from the UK! pic.twitter.com/YGX5HgoGFC
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) May 4, 2015
The most common theory for Bacon’s unexplained look is that he is wearing a prosthetic for a role. It has been pointed out that the actor looked pretty normal in an appearance only last month. Bacon also looked normal in an Instagram photo posted a day earlier.
A photo posted by Kevin Bacon (@imkevinbacon) on
The photo has prompted a series of bacon/pig/fat jokes on social media.
I’m sure Kevin will clue us in on the strange photo soon enough, but it’s almost certainly a prosthetic used for a role.