When it comes to debates at home with his wife Kyra Sedgwick and their teenage daughter Sosie, Kevin Bacon says he’s the underdog – but that doesn’t stop him from being strict in the areas he deems necessary.
“With my daughter I would say she usually wins [the debates], especially in the last few years,” Bacon, 51, told PEOPLE at Tuesday’s Lexus Darker Side of Green Climate Change debate in New York City. “When they are really little you can sort of play it off, but when they turn into teenagers you start to give them the heads up about their opinions and talk about things with them. But in the end she usually wins.”
Sosie, 18, may have found a soft spot in her dad, but the Taking Chance star said he’s still the disciplinarian at home. “I think I am more than mom,” said Bacon. “I am about certain things, like curfews.”
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In terms of Sosie (the Bacons also have a son, Travis, 20), “We just spoke about curfews tonight, and she said to me, ‘Do I have a curfew?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I think you do!’ And she said, ‘I don’t think so. I haven’t had a curfew for years.’ So we had a debate about it, and I won.”
But what about debating with his wife of 21 years? “She usually wins,” he said with a big smile. “She’s a very good arguer. She always makes good solid points, and I just nod and agree.”
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