Macaulay Culkin was one of the biggest 90s stars, appearing in many of our classic childhood favorites, such as the Home Alone movies, Richie Rich, and My Girl. His incredible talent at such a young a age served as a great advantage to him. He already had starred in more than a dozen movies by the time he was a teenager.
However, being a child star was no easy feat. When he was fourteen years old, he decided to take a break from acting to attend high school and attempt a normal life. The change seriously surprised his fans, and in recent years he’s stayed pretty private about his personal life.
His special friendship with Michael Jackson has always been an interesting point to know more about, and he’s only said that best of things about Jackson, saying that they were best friends when he was growing up.
Culkin recently was interviewed on the Ellen Degeneres’s talk show and decided to truly open up about his life. He discussed what being a child star was like and the impact it hand on him. He joked to Ellen that he is like a groundhog, only coming out once a year. He also reveals that looking the same as he did as a child, is both a curse and blessing for him.
Culkin has also admitted that he doesn’t usually match home alone, but rather avoids it. It’s been an entire 15 years since he’s watched it. But he knows of course that everyone else is watching it, explaining that people always want to sit down and watch it with him, especially around Christmas time. He finds it both flattering and creepy at the same time. During Christmas time, he tries to avoid going out as much as he can, and hates when people ask him to do the movie poster face.
Culkin also discussed with Ellen that before acting, he was in fact a professional dancer as a child. He studied ballet in appeared in The Nutcracker. He admits that he still enjoys dancing, but does not put in as much effort as he used to.
When you’re a child actor, you don’t actually see the amount of money you have until you reach the age of 18. Culkin explains that after realizing how much money he had, and understanding that he never had to work again creates a weird disconnect, making it feel like it’s not even his money.
Regardless of what he decides to do next, we’re pleased to hear he’s doing well and that he is just as appreciative of his past as we are.