He may no longer be as famous as he was back in the '90s when he starred as Kevin McAllister in the Home Alone films, but Macaulay Culkin is still making headlines.
At 37 years old, the former child star is making a comeback of sorts. In addition to appearing in a number of films and television shows, including performing voice work for the sketch comedy Robot Chicken, Culkin also plays in a band called The Pizza Underground, and recently launched a podcast called Bunny Ears.
He has been promoting his new project by giving interviews, and to everyone's surprise, the notoriously private star has been revealing some intimate details during these chats.
During a recent appearance on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, he discussed his relationship with his late "best friend" Michael Jackson, his god-daughter Paris, as well as his abusive father, Kit.
Now, just a few days after that discussion, Culkin took to Reddit to participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. He answered questions about everything, from Home Alone to his alleged addiction.
Here are 11 things we learned about Culkin during his candid Q&A session:
1. The first Home Alone is his favorite
Culkin explained that the first Christmas movie was "more fun" than the sequel because "We didn't know what we were walking into and it was a lot less flying all over the place; it was all in Chicago."
He also got a bit political when he added, "Also it had 100 [percent] less Trump."
2. He would like to see a remake
The former child star didn't confirm whether or not he'd star in the remake, but he did say that he supports the idea. However, he does have one condition: "Only if it was set in the woods, à la Rambo."
3. He wasn't addicted to drugs
When a user asked about his alleged substance abuse, Culkin admitted that it was never as serious as the media made it out to be.
“Yes, I consumed and imbibed in drugs in my life," he said. "Never as bad as people said. It's not really a thing in my life right now. I'm an adult. I like to drink.”
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4. He still cherishes his friendship with the late M.J.
Culkin met The King of Pop while working on The Nutcracker, and the two became closer shortly after the release of Home Alone. Their highly publicized friendship was so strong that Jackson chose him as his daughter's godfather. So naturally, when Culkin was asked to share a favorite memory he has of Jackson, he didn't hesitate.
He recounted a short and silly story that he remembers fondly: "When I almost crashed my golf cart into his and he called me ‘Applehead.'”
5. He loves pizza, just like Kevin
Culkin's love of the pie inspired his band's name The Pizza Underground. He also revealed that his favorite pizza joint is "always Joe's Pizza (in NYC)." Apparently, he likes "a proper plain."
"That's how you can judge a place," he added. "I've been with lots of vegetarians so I can get with that, but I wouldn't kick a pepperoni and sausage out of bed."
6. He's an avid reader
When asked what "inspires" him, Culkin listed a number of books, including "The Little Prince," which he called a childhood favorite, "Catcher In The Rye," which fans used to send him copies of, and the comic book "Watchmen."
7. He's a fan of '90s video games
Culkin also revealed that he plays video games "on a daily basis" and the '90s game ToeJam & Earl is his favorite. He is also currently playing another '90s game called Star Fox 64.
8. He had a crush on Kelly Kapowski
Well, this one shouldn't come as a surprise because every girl wanted to be her, and every boy had a crush on Saved By The Bell's Kelly Kapowski.
Culkin's revelation occurred when a user confessed to having a "huge crush" on him, and he replied, “Is your name Kelly Kapowski?”
9. He doesn't like talking about his romantic relationships
Culkin told Redditors that he didn't have a "biggest regret," before adding, "but most of my regrets involve women." The actor is reportedly dating former Disney star Brenda Song, and prior to that he was linked to Mila Kunis. He was once married to Supernatural actress Rachel Miner.
10. He's taking another break from acting
Don't expect to see Culkin on screen or on stage anytime soon because he is once again shying away from acting, which he now considers a hobby, and is "not looking for any gigs." After all, he has a brand new podcast (co-hosted with actor Matt Cohen) to focus on. The comedy podcast, described as "a weekly discussion of things and stuff and things," is available on iTunes.
11. He is definitely happy
Over the years, magazines and tabloids have presented the public with some photos of Culkin that has caused fans to worry about his well-being. Now, the man himself is confirming that the rumors are just that-rumors.
Despite the ups and downs that he's been through, Culkin said, in his own words, "I am definitely happy." He added, "I know it sounds contrived or easy, but I wouldn't change a thing.”