My source also swears that at one point, Michael left the room, and on the way out, he dropped one of his signature “hee-hee” squeals. This is what I’ve been told. I didn’t hear it for myself, so I can’t verify that. It seemed like they were bullshitting me, but maybe it’s true.
Was it strange to make your Hollywood debut by having sex with Kevin Bacon’s wife in a parking lot in Loverboy? I wasn’t famous yet and didn’t have any aspirations to be an actor. My manager also managed Kevin Bacon’s band, so he said, “Do you want a quick role in this movie? You’ll be playing a rock star that Kyra’s making out with on top of a car.” I said sure.
But it was more than making out. We were simulating, um, intercourse. [laughs] Yeah.
Was it awkward, considering Kevin Bacon was the director? Or, being a Philly guy, did he say, “Hey, it’s all good, you went to Penn. Go bang my wife.” [laughs] Nah. Whenever we see each other, we just get a laugh out of it.
How surreal is it to think that not so long ago you were directing a choir in Scranton, and now you’re hanging with Michael Jackson and in gossip magazines with supermodels? You know, I don’t think of it as strange. But it’s been a fun ride. I’ve definitely progressed from those days in Scranton. Even then, I felt like this was going to happen, like it was only a matter of time. Even now, I’m always striving to go higher.
Were the supermodels always part of the plan? [laughs] No. [laughs] Uh, no. [laughs] I have fun. I go to parties, and I hang out with attractive women sometimes.
Sometimes. Right. So when you come here in July, are you planning on hitting any old haunts? I actually fly to San Diego after the show. A friend of my girlfriend is getting married the day after the Fourth, so it’s going to be busy. I’m used to it, though. It’s how I live.
And the girlfriend? She’s a model.