Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon’s early struggles before Hollywood fame

Kevin Bacon recently opened up about his early years as a struggling actor before finding fame.

During an appearance Monday on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the 65-year-old “Footloose” star recalled sleeping on his sister’s couch for four

months after moving to New York City in 1976.

Bacon explained that he later began searching for his own place but only had a $150 budget to rent an apartment in Manhattan.

“So, I saw an ad on the back of the Village Voice, and it said ‘Artists, actors, musicians residence,’ and I thought, ‘Well, that sounds good,’” he recalled.

“It was basically a flophouse,” he admitted. “I guess there were some artists there, but not a lot.”

The Pennsylvania native told Clarkson he walked into the rental office only to be told there were no one-room apartments available, but he could rent a two-room unit.

“So, basically, it was a kitchen and another room,” Bacon recalled. “And he said, ‘That’s three and a quarter a month. And I said, ‘I can’t afford that, and I don’t have a roommate.’

“And he said, ‘What about this guy?’ I’m sitting on the couch, and I look, and I don’t know this guy. And he goes, ‘You want to live together? I was like,’ Yeah, OK. Yeah, OK. We’ll live together.’

“And we lived together for four years. In fact, I just had lunch with him the other day.”

Bacon said his roommate was a classical pianist who worked nights at the legendary Copacabana.

“He was great. Played beautiful,” he said.