Macaulay Culkin is perhaps best remembered for his role as the cute, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister in the first two Home Alone movies. Remembering these movies is bound to be very nostalgic for fans who grew up watching the movies in the 1990s. Home Alone is considered an iconic Christmas movie today, but whatever happened to the sweet little kid who starred in those first two movies? Well, he grew up.
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Macaulay Culkin is now 35-years-old and doing pretty well. According to Mashable, he is now teaming up with Jack Dishel to reprise his role of Kevin McCallister – albeit all grown up – for one episode of Dishel’s web series DRYVRS. The series stars Dishel as a car service driver who is in very high demand. Culkin, as the grown up Kevin, is Dishel’s passenger and he is just a little messed up, thanks to his warped childhood of being forgotten and left behind. He reminisces about the tough times as a kid.
“How about this? It’s Christmas time — it’s f***ing Christmas — and your whole family goes on vacation — whole family — and they forget their 8-year-old-son, their 8-year-old-son. All by yourself in a house for a week. I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid. I mean, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude… I don’t even know. They remembered my b*****d of a brother but they forget me: the cutest f***ing 8-year-old in the universe, by far.”
Dishel reveals that he wasn’t so sure Macaulay Culkin would go for the role and the whole idea of the episode, but when he pitched it to Culkin, Culkin was in as soon as he heard it.
“When it dawned on me, I called Macaulay and said, ‘I already know you are going to say no to this, and you probably should say no to this, but I’ve been laughing at this idea for 20 minutes and I really have to bring it up.’ I guess I sort of acted it out over the phone, and he [Culkin] was quietly listening… and he just started laughing immediately. He just thought it was funny, so he did it. Honestly I’m amazed he was so game.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Daniel Stern, who played Marv, one half of the burglar duo that terrorized Macaulay Culkin’s character in the first Home Alone movie, responded with a video message of his own.
The episode is certainly an interesting take on Kevin as a grown up, especially considering that he seemed pretty happy at the end of the movies. Macaulay Culkin himself also seems pretty happy in real life these days. People reports that Culkin recently had a night out in New York and ended up in a group selfie with some of the most unlikely people, particularly Bob Saget, who starred in Full House in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Today, Culkin is friends with Seth Green and so is Saget. Maybe that is the connection. The photo is great and Saget posted it to his Instagram account for the world to see. Macaulay Culkin seems to be very pensive in the photo as he ponders life.
Aside from acting, which he pretty much set aside after his childhood stardom, Macaulay Culkin has done a number of things. PPCorn reports that he wrote a novel called Junior and he is the member of a rock band called The Pizza Underground.
Ultimately, fans will always remember Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, the kid who was left Home Alone, which incidentally was a part written specifically for Culkin. Even though director Chris Colombus auditioned over 100 kids for the part, he always intended for it to go to Culkin. And it’s a good thing, too, because the movie never would have been the same without Macaulay Culkin as Kevin.
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