Who is Sosie Bacon, the 2014 Miss Golden Globe?

Every year, a young offspring of actor parents is chosen to act as Miss/Mr Golden Globe for the Golden Globe Awards, and this year the honor went to Sosie Bacon, the 21-year-old daughter of Hollywood power couple Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon. As Miss Golden Globe, Sosie will bring out awards to the presenters and usher the winners and presenters off stage during the show.

Sosie, an aspiring actress, currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City, where she shares an apartment with friends. Not only is Sosie following in her parents’ footsteps in her acting, she also sings and has performed with her father and his family band, The Bacon Brothers.

Bacon and Sedgwick were not always enthusiastic about Sosie’s career choice. In an interview from January, 2013, Bacon said that he and his wife had implored Sosie not to pursue acting for fear of how the struggle and rejection could effect her happiness.

“You’re only as happy as your least happy child… We were only thinking about the struggle. And you want your children to live a life with as little struggle as possible. You never want bad things to happen. But of course, that’s just not possible,” Bacon told Telegraph UK.

While Sosie’s famous parents might give out advice on acting and singing, Sosie says the biggest piece of advice they have given her about being Miss Golden Globes is simply to have fun: “They told me to just be myself, have fun, try not to get too stressed about anything.”

Sosie revealed that the process of becoming Miss Golden Globe is akin to getting a regular job, no audition necessary. Sosie says the Hollywood Foreign Press Association contacted her through her managers and, one meeting later, got the coveted gig.

“They just ask if you want to do it, and then I met with the [Hollywood Foreign Press Association]. We had a nice meeting – they asked me some questions about myself, like a job interview, sorta. Pretty painless,” Sosie told The Hollywood Reporter.

Sosie, who was on hand to announce the nominations in December, is already having fun rubbing elbows with celebrities and actors she admires, such as Mark Wahlberg.

But there is one actress in particular that Sosie cannot wait to meet.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting Claire Danes. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was watching My So-Called Life when I was 12 years old, going through everything she was going through. And the fact that I get to watch her now on Homeland, she is such an incredible actress. Everything she does is amazing. I really look up to her a lot,” Sosie told People.

Sosie also expressed her excitement at getting to work with returning hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, saying, “I cannot wait to see them. I can’t wait. It’s going to be awesome.”

As Miss Golden Globe, Sosie might actually play a part in Fey and Poehler’s hosting, or, at least, be featured in one of their jokes. When hosting the event last year, Fey and Poehler joked about that year’s Mr. Golden Globe, Michael J. Fox’s son.

Sosie Bacon will take the stage when the 71st Golden Globes air Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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