CHICAGO -- The Internet is buzzing that actor Kevin Bacon is interested in playing Freddy Krueger in a remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street." Lucky for us, he stopped by WGN Morning News Wednesday to explain how the rumors started.
"It's Internet crazy, really," Bacon said, explaining that the topic first came up in a fan's tweet. The fan @bettietoxic said Bacon would be "fantastic" as Freddy.
If a nightmare on elm street gets rebooted again can we please somehow get @kevinbacon as Freddy? I think he'd be fantastic.
— Bettie Toxic (@bettietoxic) August 13, 2016
On Twitter, Bacon shared the tweet and said "I like the way you think Bettie."
I like the way you think Bettie https://t.co/oB5HyMo6tG
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) August 13, 2016
So while there is no movie actually in the works, Bacon said still expressed interest in the role.
"I'm not opposed to it though, I don't know, I'll do anything," he said.
Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon were in Chicago on tour with their band The Bacon Brothers. Check out their full interview and performance in the players below: