Even though he is not a kid anymore, there is something about him that gets stuck in our minds for ages. Lately, he made a surprise appearance on the Ellen Show, and talked quite openly about his past, days on set, and the most popular “Home Alone” movie.
“Home Alone” made in 1990 was the actor’s biggest breakthrough. The movie has become real Christmas symbol and the must-see film for family time during the holiday season! However, Culkin avoids talking about it that much.
"It's just kind of background radiation at Christmas time. I've had people who want to sit down and watch it with me, which is both flattering and creepy." He can't clearly enjoy it as much as the other people can. When watching it, he remembers those days on set, the details of the filming itself, and it changes the way of perception.
Moreover, people still ask him to make that “Home Alone” face expression with palms on his cheeks! He usually answers that he “had done that already”.
His life is much more private than in his childhood, the ex-actor jokes that he is “kind of like a groundhog” that comes out just once per year! He does not complain though, his crazy popularity in the 90-s is still echoing to the present.
He opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about his childhood dream to go to high school. Sounds boring to the rest of us, but as the star child, he wanted a normal life.
Culkin did 14 movies for 6 years and was often away from family and school. He shared that he had felt the need to be around the peers and develop his personality in another way. So at the age of 14, he retired from the acting career because he got tired of it.
Growing in the large family felt good, even though the 7 children and 2 parents were ”packed as sardines” in the Manhattan apartment, Macaulay recalls.
He definitely worked hard as a kid, and some people believe he had no childhood at all. Until 18 years old, when the parents were responsible for the actor’s finances, he did not realize how much money he had. But when he actually saw the number on the paper, it felt like he had inherited it.
Culkin opens that he felt a “weird disconnect” to the money. Anyway, his fortune now gives him a chance to live a relaxed life and not to worry about earning his living.
That’s nice to see Macauley on the Ellen Show, being positive, humorous, and remembering his past roles with sweet nostalgia. It’s definitely the comeback of a lifetime!