Macaulay Culkin Speaks On Why He Quit Acting, His ‘Mentally And Physically’ Abusive Father
For more than one generation of people, Macaulay Culkin will always hold a place in our memories thanks to his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in the Christmas classic Home Alone. What many people don’t realize is that Culkin appeared in eight more feature films between Home Alone in 1990 and Richie Rich in 1994 (including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York).
After Richie Rich it would be nine years before Culkin was back acting with a guest appearance on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace and a starring role in the movie Party Monster.
Since then, Culkin has appeared in a handful of movies and videos, including having a little fun with the role of Kevin McAllister – 25 years later.
Culkin also toured briefly in 2014 with his pizza-themed comedy rock band the Pizza Underground which eventually disbanded in 2016.
On Monday, Marc Maron uploaded an interview with Culkin from his WTF Podcast. In the interview, Culkin spoke about his friendship with the late Michael Jackson, why he gave up acting for almost a decade and detailed some of the mental and physical abuse he had do deal with from his father as a child.