Macaulay Culkin discussed everything from “Home Alone” to fulfilling his high school dreams as he made his first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday.
Culkin, 37, who played Kevin McCallister in the beloved Christmas movies, was asked by DeGeneres, 60, if he still watches himself in the hit ’90s flicks.
The actor explained, “I don’t really watch them all that often. We did like a 15-year anniversary DVD commentary and I realized I hadn’t seen it in like 15 years.
“It’s background radiation at Christmastime. I’ve had people who want to watch it with me, which is both flattering and creepy.”
He then revealed why he avoids the film: “When I’m watching it I’m remembering that day on the set, like how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch. I can’t watch it the same way other people do.
“I definitely don’t [go out of the house at Christmas and Thanksgiving.] It’s my season. It’s Macaulay season. I try to go out less and less around that time of year,” insisting he now refuses to do that “Home Alone” pose: “I’m like, ‘No, been there done, that already. I’m 37 now, okay.'”
Culkin explained why he also took a break from the movie industry in his early teens. “I was tired of it. I did like 14 movies in six years. It’s a lot. I needed to grow and develop as a person. I was actually looking forward to going to school. I lived the dream.
“It was great to be around people my own age for once. I’m always treated differently. At the same time that’s the kind of stuff you have to figure out. It was the smartest thing I possibly could’ve done, taking eight years off.”