Macaulay Culkin is a fascinating character – a young boy who became a superstar and made his millions at a young age, and now shuns the limelight and lives a quiet life free from the cameras.
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We don’t really know much about Macaulay and his life these days, but he joined Marc Maron on his podcast WTF with Marc Maron the other day and revealed some of the details of his early life. One topic that was covered was his relationship at this point with Michael Jackson, one that many have criticised for being completely weird and not exactly innocent in its nature.
Turns out that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s what Macaulay had to say about how he met Michael whilst he was doing performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at The Lincoln Centre in New York City:
He came backstage before the show. He loved dance, he was a dance man. He came backstage with Donald Trump, because they were friendly back then.
I remember he looked at me like, ‘I know you from somewhere. Oh, ‘Uncle Buck,’ yeah you’re funny.’
Then after Home Alone came out, he reached out to me and my family.
There’s no child actor self help group. He said, ‘Do you want to hang out? Do you want to come to my house?’
He was like my best friend growing up for a stretch of my life. It was a legitimate friendship.
I never felt uncomfortable, that was the way that he was, down to his bone marrow. It never felt weird.
It was just the way that it was. I looked at him for who he was.
At that point, I was pretty famous and I met plenty of famous people, his fame did not make a thing.
I was not enamoured by him.
I am close with Paris Jackson – Michael’s daughter – these days. I’m going to warn you now, I am very protective of her so just look out.
I am a very open book when it comes to things but like with her, she is beloved by me.
I’m just letting you know if we want to start going down that road it’s going to be a dead-end, you know, but I mean that in the fact that I love her so much. She’s tall, and beautiful and smart. It’s great.
Sounds like stepping out of the limelight might have been the best thing that could have happened to Macaulay Culkin as he sounds like he’s finally got his head fully screwed on now. Maybe with this account as well people can stop accusing Michael Jackson of being a kiddy fiddler too – seems pretty clear the guy was just trapped ins one weird childlike state his whole life due to his own bizarre upbringing, to paraphrase a really complicated situation in one sentence.
For more Macaulay Culkin, see what he had to say about his father from the same podcast as well. It’s not exactly very nice, let’s put it that way.