After dominating the box office for three weeks in a row, Kevin Bacon shows his support for Smile and the success of his daughter Sosie Bacon. The younger Bacon stars in the horror film as Dr. Rose Cotter, a psychiatrist who works in a psychiatric ward and witnesses a patient who commits suicide in a bizarre and horrific way before her very eyes. Soon after, Rose finds her life and mental stability crumbling as she realizes that there may have been a dark and terrifying supernatural threat behind the patient’s death, which is just the last link in a series of mysterious deaths.
Also starring Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey, Jessie T. Usher, Kal Penn and Robin Weigert, Smile debuted to generally favorable reviews from critics and audiences for its layered narrative and chilling imagery, while its similarities to The ring and It follows largely divided critics. One of the consistent points of praise in the film’s reviews has focused on Bacon’s lead role as Rose, as she leads audiences through the terrifying story of a woman trying to determine if what she’s encountering is a genetic mental disorder, or something. much sinister. Has carried positive word of mouth Smile to become a weak hit at the box office, holding the No. 1 spot for three weeks and having just collected $170 million against its $17 million production budget.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Bacon talked about his family’s recent film and TV projects. Asked about his daughter Sosie Bacon’s horror movie Smile, the iconic actor recalled her efforts to even break into the acting world, celebrating both her and the film’s success. See the sweet feast of Bacon below:
She’s great in the movie. She’s fantastic. Little did we know that she was really interested in pursuing an acting career after that. But when she finally decided, in her early twenties, that this was what she wanted to do, she dropped out of college and moved to LA and really started doing the right things. Bang on the sidewalk, do self-tape after self-tape, and study. When she got this role [in Smile], even knowing how hard she had worked and knowing that she was good, when I saw the movie I was really surprised, not only how amazing she was, but also how difficult that role was, because it’s one of those parts where there’s is not a break. Usually you start and the character is pretty happy, you know, 15 minutes or 20 minutes before everything gets awful. But that’s a movie where the stress level is [insane]. I was very proud of her. In a strange way, we have a horror tradition in our family. One of my earliest movies was the very first Friday the 13th.
How Smile continues the horror tradition of The Bacon Family
As Kevin Bacon jokes above, Sosie’s role in Smile inherently carries on a tradition for her family regarding the horror genre. One of her father’s earliest roles was in the original Friday the 13thwith Bacon later returning to the genre with everything from the more comedic skew vibrations to the cult favorites Flatliners and Rudder of echoes. While she doesn’t appear as often as her husband, Sosie’s mother Kyra Sedgwick has also lent her talents to the horror genre a few times, starring in 2012’s The possession and the dark horror comedy villains.
Of Smile Also getting a glowing review from prolific horror author Stephen King, it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for both Sosie Bacon and the property itself. Since it ends on a largely open note to the evil entity propelling its plot, many are already calling for a sequel to continue the story, although writer/director Parker Finn’s comments about a possible Smile 2 seem to indicate that it is not happening. Of Smile With Sosie Bacon at the forefront of many viewers’ minds, one can hope that her star profile will continue to rise for the foreseeable future, be it in the horror genre, or elsewhere.
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