Kevin Bacon just announced his Six Degrees Podcast and addressed the issue of dual Hollywood strikes.
In an interview on the Today Show where he also launched the podcast, Bacon was asked about the strikes' current state and how he would respond to people who would claim that the strikes are the result of wealthy actors seeking to increase their income.
“In terms of rich actors, a very small percentage of our union is doing very, very well. Most of the people are living hand-to-mouth, those are the people that we are striking for,” Bacon said.
“My situation is not the same as the majority of our union. When it comes to writers and actors, we are artists, so all of our membership are artists so if you do well you get to make your art. On the other side, they’re dealmakers, so if they do well, they get to make a deal. So let’s make a deal, let’s get it done.”
On Tuesday, Bacon announced the launch of his new podcast Six Degrees in honour of the International Day of Charity, as he “will encourage listeners to make a difference in the world around them and will help them to lean in, learn and be inspired to act.”
Every week, Bacon interviews different celebrities to learn about their lives, passion projects, and preferred philanthropic organizations.
Every episode also includes the changemakers who are the driving forces behind the philanthropic organizations, who offer motivational tales about how they work to inspire and effect change in their local communities.