Kevin Bacon, Chace Crawford

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While we don't yet know who will play Chace Crawford's love interest in the upcoming Footloose remake, we do know he has some big shoes to fill.

At a brunch event for Trop50 and The Juice, Kyra Sedgwick opened up about what her hubby, original Ren Kevin Bacon, thought of the casting.

"We met him at the [White House] Correspondents' Dinner and our daughter's a big fan," she told E! News. "We were like, 'If he's good enough for her, he's good enough for us.' "

More importantly, Bacon imparted a little wisdom on the Gossip Girl star.

"Kevin said good luck and gave him a couple of thoughts, but I can't remember what they were. Something about wearing really tight jeans and Herbert Ross saying to him, when he was doing the final dance scene, 'These aren't tight enough!' So he kind of warned Chace about it, 'You're gonna have to wear really tight jeans. Just so ya know.' "

Several of Crawford's GG castmates were equally as amused...

"I was shocked when I first heard," Blake Lively admitted to E! News at the CW Upfronts last month. "I've never seen him dance. I just want to see the gymnastics part. That's what I'm most excited about. I keep watching the fitness montage on YouTube and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh! I can't wait for Chace to do this!' "

"I have never seen him sing and dance," added Connor Paolo. "I've seen Chace move, but I haven't seen him do Kevin Bacon."

Crawford starts shakin' like Bacon in March 2010, when cameras are due to start rolling.


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