On Thursday, the actor shared a video of him in what appears to be an empty barn, re-creating his iconic dance from the 1984 film as Moving Pictures’ song “Never” plays in the background. The clip was joined with the caption, “Strike over! @sagaftra.”
The scene he references is when his character, angst-ridden Ren McCormack, punchdances around an abandoned warehouse in the Oscar-nominated movie.
Bacon follows in the footsteps of several other stars, including Mandy Moore, Alec Baldwin, Octavia Spencer and Noah Schnapp, who took to social media to celebrate after it was announced that SAG-AFTRA had officially reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with studios and streamers. The deal came after weeks of renewed negotiations between the union and AMPTP as Hollywood waited in anticipation.
But rather than putting his feelings into words, Bacon decided to put it into dance, alluding to the iconic film that launched his career. The actor, who starred opposite Lori Singer, played Ren, a city teen who moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. With his rebellious spirit, he looks to shake up the town and convince the city council to lift the ban on dancing.
Earlier this year, Bacon opened up about how he struggled with fame following the success of Footloose.
“I was so into what my idea of a serious actor was, and all of a sudden I was given this thing [Footloose] that was completely not a serious actor,” he said on an episode of Podcrushed in September. “So I rejected it, like, full on. And really, I think in some ways, I tried to self-sabotage that piece of myself and my popularity.”