New release.

Well-known actor Kevin Bacon, who used to play T. J. 'Tim' Werner on "Guiding Light" from 1980 to 1981, is currently starring in the new film "X-Men: First Class." Kevin plays bad guy Sebastian Shaw and thinks writers work harder when writing for this type of character, due to their complexity.

If you're wondering what else is keeping Kevin busy these days, he just wrapped up filming "Crazy, Stupid, Love" as David Lindhagen, and is currently working on "Story Of A Girl" where he plays Michael.

"X-Men: First Class" hit theaters on June 3, but if you still haven't had a chance to check it out watch the trailer on Soaps.com.

Find out about a recent appearance from another former Springfield soap opera actor through Laura Bell Bundy Hosts Video Of The Year Special.

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