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Macaulay Culkin Reveals What His Son Thinks of ‘Home Alone’

Macaulay Culkin Reveals What His Son Thinks of ‘Home Alone’

It’s difficult to believe, but Macaulay Culkin, the actor behind precocious 8-year-old Kevin McCallister in the original Home Alone duology, is now all grown up with children of his own. The 90s star shares two sons, 2-year-old Dakota and his younger brother, whose name remains unconfirmed, with fellow child actor, Brenda Song.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Macaulay Culkin revealed that his eldest son has not only seen Home Alone but believes that he’s Kevin, thanks to a bit of good-natured fibbing from his father.

“I already showed it to him last year, he thinks it’s so funny,” Culkin said of his son, Dakota. “I convinced my oldest that he’s the kid in the movie – I said, ‘Remember you had yellow hair? Remember when you were getting the bad guys?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah!’ He is such a liar. I’m like, ‘You don’t remember any of that.’”

Macaulay Culkin shared the hilarious, heartwarming story following his Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on Friday. Both of the Home Alone star’s sons were present for the occasion – and for the proud father, represent his reason for accepting the honor in the first place.

“It’s the reason pretty much to do anything now,” Culkin gushed. “We always talk about how we don’t remember our life before our kids — it’s a dream or a distant kind of concept, not a reality. I love the fact that my boys can come here and see a dog pee on my name.”

‘Home Alone’ Stars Catherine O’Hara, Macaulay Culkin Reunite at Walk of Fame

Prior to Macaulay Culkin’s acceptance speech, Catherine O’Hara, Culkin’s on-screen mother, gave a heartfelt tribute to her fellow Home Alone star.

Home Alone was, is, and always will be a beloved global sensation,” O’Hara began. “The reason families all over the world can’t let a year go by without watching and loving Home Alone together is because of Macaulay Culkin.”

O’Hara then echoed the feelings of viewers all over the world, stating that Culkin gave a “perfect performance” as Kevin. Despite his young age, Macaulay Culkin was a natural actor. “I know you worked really hard, I know you did,” O’Hara said. “But you made acting look like the most natural thing in the world to do.”

The Home Alone mom praised Macaulay Culkin for his “sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable” sense of humor, which he poured into both Home Alone performances. “It’s a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age,” she said.

“Macaulay, congratulations,” O’Hara concluded while an emotional Culkin wiped away tears next to the podium. “You so deserve your star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And thank you for including me, your fake mom who left you home alone not once but twice, to share in this happy occasion. I’m so proud of you.”