When reminiscing about childhood, every 80’s or 90’s kid remembers great movies like the Home Alone series and Richie Rich. Macaulay Culkin is single-handedly responsible for the most precious movies from our childhood.
However, he disappeared from the Hollywood industry after ‘Richie Rich’ in 1994, and wasn’t seen again until 2003 – and no one understood why.
It was assumed that he left because of his indulgence in drugs. However, in a recent interview, Macaulay Culkin revealed the real reason why he left Hollywood.
The star recently appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and revealed what exactly led him to quit the industry at the peak of his career and stardom.
One of the reasons was the abusive relationship with his father. Culkin revealed how his parents getting a divorce was the best thing that happened to him. He had wanted to take a break from the profession for a while and finally did after his parents split.
He stated, “After I did Richie Rich in ’93 or ’94, my father and mother called it quits, which is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I was able to walk away from the business. I was able to say, ‘I hope you made all your money, because there’s no more coming from me.”
He further went on to describe that his father was not a good man.
“He was a bad man. He was abusive. Physically and mentally. He was just a bad dude. A bad abusive man. He was a piece of work.”
His father would also threaten him and say, “Do good or I’ll hit you.”
Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick present tribute to late director John Hughes at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. (Source; Getty Images)Talking about why he needed to leave the industry, he said, “It was one of those things where I thought no one recognized me, but what it was is that they recognized me, but they just didn’t care.”
While he does not have a relationship with his father, he is still close to his mother.
Macaulay Culkin also filed a case against his parents to remove them as his legal guardians. This was done so that they do not get to control the money he earned in the future.
Macaulay has been one of the most successful child stars to walk on the face of this earth. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, the Kid’s Choice Awards and the Young Artists Awards.
He was also number 2 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid-Stars! The young star appeared in great projects like Home Alone, The Good Son and even Michael Jackson’s video for Black and White.
The artist, now 37 years old, has been living in Paris for four years now. He likes to live there because no one bothers him there.
The star also apprised the audience about his close relationship with Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson. He also happens to be her Godfather.
He said, “I am close with Paris, I’m going to warn you now I am very protective of her so just look out.”
He further stated, “I am a very open book when it comes to things but like with her, she is beloved by me.”
Macaulay Culkin is now going to appear in a movie directed by Seth Green called Changeland.
Good Luck to Macaulay for his new movie, and we hope he feels better now!