Kevin Bacon relished the opportunity to play a paedophile in new movie THE WOODSMAN, because it gave him the opportunity to explore darker parts of the human psyche.

The actor is more famous for lighter roles earlier in his career, like FOOTLOOSE and Animal House.

But Bacon says he now looks for more complex roles, explaining, "I am often at times drawn to darker films and films that touch on subject matter or characters who are struggling with some kind of darkness.

"But that's partly kind of my theory that human beings have that sadness, anger, extreme sexuality and violence and all these things living in our souls whether we want to admit it or not. Sometimes darker films or darker characters have just got more character. Sometimes it's just that's where the good s**t is."

01/11/2004 13:42