Macaulay Culkin Says New Girlfriends Always Want to Watch ‘Home Alone’ With Him
Home Alone was an instant classic when it debuted in 1990, and nearly 30 years later, it still pops up on TV every holiday season. Even its star Macaulay Culkin admits to watching it occasionally — but only upon special request.
“You get, like, a new girlfriend, and she’s flipping through the channels and she’s like, ‘Ehh, you wanna watch it?'” Culkin, who played Kevin McAllister in the iconic film, told Jimmy Fallon. “I’m like, ‘You wanna watch Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin, don’t you?’ And she’s like, ‘Yes!'”
Culkin said he’ll indulge the request and even has fun with it, revealing that he’s not exactly a passive participant in the movie-watching experience. “Most of the time I’m just muttering my lines under my breath, like, ‘Keep the change, you filthy animal,'” he joked. “Whatever gets her motor running, I guess.”
Culkin, who’s dating actress Brenda Song, also told Fallon that he tends to get recognized more often around this time of year than any other. Fortunately, he has a pretty good sense of humor about his fame: He’s been spotted wearing a t-shirt featuring his familiar younger mug in recent years, and he sells another shirt with his name and a giant arrow, via his website, bunnyears.com, which he described as “Goop meets The Onion.”
Currently, Culkin is using the website to get fans to vote on a new middle name for him. He plans to legally change his middle name to one of five options: Macaulay Culkin (so he’d be Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin), Shark Week, Kieran (which is his brother’s first name), The McRib Is Back, and Publicity Stunt. Personally, we’re voting for Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
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(photo via Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)