Kevin Bacon on lockdown with Kyra Sedgwick: She insists I wear pants


Jimmy Kimmel had the good sense to interview America’s Forever Sweethearts, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. I don’t think they are promoting anything except the charity they choose for the interview, #IFeedTheFront through their own Six Degrees organization, which is fine, I never need a reason to watch them. During their clip, Jimmy asked how things were different for them during lockdown, after they admitted they’d never spent so much time together before. Kevin said they now lived by Corona Rules, which means – the rules are all different. When Jimmy asked what some of the Corona Rules were, Kyra said Kevin had to wear pants and the bed had to be made as to avoid roof rat poops in the sheets.

What is your key to your relationship in quarantine? I think every couple is searching for it, what have you discovered?

Kevin: Well, she’s good with a vacuum, she has vacuuming skills I never knew. She’s makes massive amounts of pound cake. I don’t think I’ve ever heard her say the words ‘pound cake,’ literally, in her life, and all of a sudden, like probably every two, three days, there’s a pound cake coming out of the oven. We have something called Corona Rules. Corona Rules is, you know, we’re living on a different set of rules here.

Okay, tell me what the Corona Rules are. What are they?

Kyra: I like it when he wears pants

Kevin: She wants me to put on pants, which I don’t get.

Kyra: I want him to do things that he wouldn’t normally, necessarily do and it turns out that I’m always right about those things, such as: I insist on making the bed every day…

Kevin: I don’t get it

Kyra: When I’m not around, he doesn’t make the bed and I always say, not only does it make me just feel better about myself, my self-esteem just sky-rockets when I make my bed, but also, you know, we don’t know what happens between the time that you get out of bed in the morning and you go to bed at night, all sorts of things could be happening in that bed. And today, he wakes up about an hour and a half earlier than me. He drinks his coffee, I come out, we have some coffee, we take the dog for a walk, we come back, we go in to make the bed – and there’s poop on the bed. Inside the sheets. I took a picture and sent it to the exterminator, it’s roof rat poop. So those things are coming into house, onto the bed. SO this is why we will never, ever forget to make that bed, for the rest of our lives.

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They also told a story about going on a walk and talking to a neighbor who, after they’d moved on, they realized was not wearing pants. Fortunately, we are not having the pantlessness issues in my neighborhood. Everyone has figured that part out. Also, I believe Kevin and Kyra are quarantined with their 30-year old son so I imagine he, too, would insist on both parents being generally clothed.

I’d actually wanted to focus on the making the bed part, because I am the same way about the bed. I swear I can feel it on my skin, even while I’m in other rooms, if my bed is not made. But it’s such an issue for me, I have no problem making it every morning myself. What gets me is if my husband goes to take a nap under the covers and neglects to remake it. But it’s a psychological thing about order for me – not because I am worried about freaking roof rats! That’s a whole new level of hell applied. Roof rats, a common black rat that lives in the attic and munches/nests in insulation, are very common here in So Cal, where the BaconWicks (tm Jimmy Kimmel) are quarantined. I can’t tell you how many stories I have of friends putting their foots through their own roofs trying to find the rats in the attic. But they are supposed to stay in the attic, not take a nap in my bed. Oh my gawd, I can already tell I am going to be itchy tonight.

Anyway, the point of this was supposed to be that my favorite couple is still as charming as ever, but I got sidetracked by bed poop. Also, I really like their charity because the money raised is used to purchase foods from local small restaurants that are struggling, and the food purchased is delivered to first responders. So your dollar’s impact is doubled, if you want to donate, you can do so here. You can also watch the full interview below:

Some of these late-night shows are still trying to do bits with the guests but a lot of them fall flat. When I read the premise of Jimmy’s Dumb Couples Fights, I thought it sounded like a real dud. Jimmy reads the plot of a dumb fight that a couple is having, and the celebrity guests stage their version of the argument. It sounds dumb, right? I don’t know if I was wrong or Kevin and Kyra’s are just that good, but their reenactment of Jimmy’s staffer Benjamin’s’ fight over ice cream with his boyfriend Chris made me laugh out loud:




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  1. Restless Bitch Face says:

    As a Clevelander, I had to google roof rats. I am not amused! (Yes I am, but grossed out).

    • terra says:

      As a Houstonian, I concur. It’s enough to make a person grateful for mosquitoes the size of house cats.

    • Ohpioneer says:

      Hello fellow Clevelander! I too had to look those up. No thank you. I will take cold and stupid amounts of snow for a thousand Alex. ::shudder::

  2. MrsBanjo says:

    I just adore the BaconWicks. Roof rats are the worst. We had them at our house at one point here in NorCal and it was so frustrating. We were renting and our landlord didn’t seem bothered, so we were stuck until we moved out.

  3. fifee says:

    Never heard of roof rats and really dont want to again! As for the bed, I am a non maker, the quilt gets shaken out at night and thats fine with me. I remember reading a long time ago about never making the bed as soon as you get out of it, you should let it air and dry the damp & sweat that builds up overnight. That for me is reason enough to justify me not making it …

  4. Granger says:

    I love these two and if anything awful ever comes out about Kevin Bacon, I might never recover.

    • Oh-Dear says:

      I hope not too – when he was filming the following he was vocal about his frustration that the (*spoilers)……………………females were always the victims. He tried to push back on the misogynist fetish with men always having to save women from men. So I appreciate that he even had a sense of the problematic aspect of those storylines and that he was outspoken about it.

    • Liz says:

      I live near their New York apartment and when they are here, I see them out with their dogs fairly regularly, and yes, they clean up after their dogs. We also just see them around the neighborhood – in the deli, on the subway, etc. I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about either of them.

  5. Christina says:

    Kyra has ruined her face in the exact same manner as Jennifer Jason Leigh.

  6. FHMom says:

    Always make the bed. That is one of The Golden Rules. Kevin and Kyra are awesome, and I’m doing my best to support local restaurants . Lots of them are having reasonably priced family meals that are saving me from having to cook every night. Dinner is a struggle.

  7. Also Ali says:

    100% co-sign always making the bed and generally preferring people put on pants lol.

    I’m with Kyra on all of it including now randomly making a lot of cakes (I made a lemon pound cake that was so good.) but I think everyone is comfort baking, right? I also am a champion vacuumer.

    My kids and I get dressed (not dressed up, just in more than underwear or pjs) everyday. There’s something about getting dressed that makes it a healthy feeling day even if there’s nowhere to go.

  8. mew says:

    After Brooklyn 99, I only see her as Wuntch. Haven’t these 2 been together like forever? Love them!

    • TIFFANY says:

      Their oldest is 30 so yeah. I think they were not married for long when Kyra became pregnant.

      And I just love that the foundation is called Six Degrees.

      Kevin really just goes with the flow when it comes to his past and the light hearted ribbing that comes with it and I just adore him for it.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I hate mint ice cream too. I just have a problem with mint anything! I love them though. Loved them before they got together and love them together. But I’m not going to sleep tonight thinking about rat shit.

  10. TeamMeg says:

    I love them, too! P.S. Mint chocolate chip over cookies-and-cream, any day!

  11. BendyWindy says:

    Sigh. How does she do it? I can’t get anyone in my house to wear pants. I have 4 kids and a spouse. No pants. Not even on the baby. 🤦🏾‍♀️

  12. Case says:

    I like what she said about how making the bed makes her feel better about herself. I find little things like that throughout the day keep me productive and mentally healthy — cooking a meal instead of grabbing the quick but less nutritious option, making time to read instead of just scrolling through Instagram, planning out what chores I want to accomplish and following through, etc. I think that comes easy for some people, but I have to work on it or I just anxiety spiral and don’t get up off the couch all day. Having some order and taking steps to do good things for myself really matters.