Macaulay Culkin admitted he turned down the chance to appear on “The Big Bang Theory” after being offered a role on the show numerous times.
Culkin, 37, who shot to fame as a child in “Home Alone” and “Uncle Buck”, said while being interviewed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast: “They pursued me for ‘The Big Bang Theory’. And I said, ‘Noooo.’
“It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, ‘All right, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool. Thanks.’
“And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered–but no.’ Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was like twisting my arm.”
The cast of the hit show are rumoured to be earning a whopping $900,000 an episode each for the upcoming 12th season, and Culkin admitted he’d be even richer than he already is if he’d said yes to the offer.
“I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig. At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall.”
Culkin’s appearance on the podcast also saw him speak about his “unique” life, admitting he didn’t reach out to any fellow child stars when he began to struggle with the fame.