Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are such a great Hollywood couple. They stay under the radar and live their lives and – what do ya know – it actually works for them! They’ve been together for about 26 years now, which is no small feat. If that didn’t make them awesome enough, they’re both super involved with charity and do a lot of work for the Food Bank of NYC in Harlem, where they recently turned up to help prepare 1,000 meals for people in need in the city this Thanksgiving.
Here’s People‘s report:
Sedgwick and Bacon, who are actively involved in the food bank, say the cause is close to their hearts—and home. “We only live a few blocks from here and the idea that we have so much and there’s 1 out of 5 people in New York using food bank services is kind of staggering,” Bacon told PEOPLE.
With new challenges following government funding cuts that cost the city the equivalent of 76 million meals, Sedgwick says that Thanksgiving won’t be the same for many. “I remember coming here last year and things were rough and they were really struggling to feed the amount of people that were coming in,” she said. “I can only imagine this year, it must be a devastating loss.”
Before strapping on their chef’s hats and aprons, the couple also talked about their own Thanksgiving plans: They will once again be hosting both of their families, which has become an annual tradition.
“We have a great Bacon family Thanksgiving, we’ve been doing it forever,” said Sedgwick.
As for the meal, she admitted that she’s partial to dark turkey meat and gushed about her love of vegetables. “I heard that you don’t start enjoying Brussels sprouts until you’re an adult and let me say that’s one of the good things about getting older,” she said.
Love them! And now I’m hungry.
November 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
The Hollywood Reporter has gone and done their annual Emmy Roundtable, and this month’s edition features the leading ladies of the most-talked-about shows on television. Claire Danes, Emmy Rossum, Kyra Sedgwick, January Jones, Julianne Marguiles, and Mireille Enos all sat down for an interview and a pretty photo shoot (the pretty photo shoot was my favorite, no surprise there). This is what they had to say about their careers and their respective shows.
“When I started Homeland, it had been God knows how long since I’d last done an episodic show. I was 14, 15 when I did My So-Called Life. And Homeland is just so dense. The volume of material that you have to commit to memory is overwhelming … [Also], I don’t love stripping down, but I also don’t love the idea of being kind of coy or prudish for the sake of it.”
“When I got on set – I’d never done nudity before – I was like, ‘Oh, everyone here is human.’ Some days you feel like, ‘Oh, God. I wish we were shooting this last week, I felt so skinny.’”
Shut up, Emmy Rossum.
“I started this season of Mad Men eight months pregnant, and I finished it with a 5-month-old [son Xander]. It was bizarre. And I was in seven hours of prosthetics every morning, trying to rip off a fake chest piece so I could breastfeed. I loved [the fat suit]. When Mad Men started, my character had a bunch of monologues because she was in therapy, but the therapist never spoke. I had no exercise to try to help me with that. So I recorded myself saying stuff and then listened to it while I slept, hoping that it would stick like a bad song. And it worked!”
“In what we do with episodic work, it’s a nonstop train. I mean, there are days when, I was saying this to Kyra before, I had worked until midnight and then I had to go and shoot something else at five in the morning. I looked at my husband and I was like, ‘This is why Judy Garland was on pills. I can’t keep this up. I need a pill!’”
“He [husband Kevin Bacon] was the one who supported my doing The Closer. It was a huge commitment and life-changing thing for both of us. We always read each other’s scripts; he often follows my advice, and sometimes I’m wrong, but he’s not. And I’m so grateful we have that, I really am. … I really want to do more films. I would like to do other characters for a shorter amount of time. But the TV experience was amazing, and it afforded me the experience of delving into a character and growing with her.”
“Is it wrong to admit that having to kiss Brad Pitt was very, very terrifying? It was [in] World War Z, which I shot last summer and it was the second day of shooting.”
So these are your Emmy ladies. And I’ll be honest when I say that I’ve seen all of these shows with the exception of the much-talked-about ‘Homeland’, but after hearing a lot of you guys talk about it, I think I know what I’m doing this weekend. YAY FOR TIVO.
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June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
Image via The Closer on Facebook
And what is with this photo of Kyra Sedgwick? Can you even call it a photo?
Here she is, airbrushed within the last spindly inch of her life, in a promotional still for The Closer. Poor saintly Kyra has been snipped, cropped, and dropshadowed, but worst of all—and, granted, you might have to adjust your monitor a little to see this—what has the artist done to Kyra’s dress? Specifically, in the bosom area: it’s as if someone painted two errant jockstraps where boobs would go.
Seriously. Look again. THIS IS A BREACH OF HUMAN ANATOMY.
The Closer is in its seventh, and final, season.
August 1, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
Kevin Bacon’s rep, Allen Eichorn, confirms that his client and wife Kyra Sedgwick are victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. There have been rumors that they lost everything except their checking account. Normally, I’d find that hard to believe. Bacon was smart enough not to make a Footloose 2 and I’d like to think he’d be smart enough to not entrust his fortune to any one human being. Eichorn responded to the rumors by saying “Please, let’s not speculate or rely on hearsay.” Seriously, that doesn’t sound too reassuring.