A chemistry class for actor Kevin Bacon

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FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, "The Following" cast members Kevin Bacon, left, and James Purefoy attend the FOX network upfront presentation party at Wollman Rink, in New York. Things are getting a little steamy among the stars of Fox's new thriller, "The Following." The series, which debuts Jan. 21, 2013, features Kevin Bacon as an investigator pursuing a serial killer portrayed by James Purefoy. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Things are getting a little steamy among the stars of Fox's new thriller, "The Following."

The series, which debuts Jan. 21, features Kevin Bacon as an investigator pursuing a serial killer portrayed by James Purefoy. At a news conference Tuesday, a reporter noted that the actors had good chemistry together. She said her reaction to watching them perform was, quote, "I just want them to kiss."

The two actors barely paused. Bacon reached over and planted a kiss on Purefoy's cheek.

Purefoy said, "Rule nothing in, rule nothing out."