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Macaulay Culkin and Catherine O’Hara Have ‘Home Alone’ Reunion During Walk of Fame Ceremony 

Macaulay Culkin and Catherine O’Hara Have ‘Home Alone’ Reunion During Walk of Fame Ceremony 

While celebrating his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, Dec. 1, Macaulay Culkin reunited with Catherine O’Hara for a special Home Alone reunion. 

People reports that during the special event, O’Hara gave a speech about her former co-star. “Home Alone was, is, and always will be a beloved global sensation,” O’Hara explained. “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 also couldn’t help but gush about Culkin’s “perfect performance” for Home Alone’s main character, Kevin McCallister. “I know you worked really hard, I know you did,” she continued. “But you made acting look like the most natural thing in the world to do.”

The actress went on to say that Macaulay Culkin always brought his “sweet and twisted, yet totally relatable” sense of humor to every production he’s a part of. “It’s a sign of intelligence in a child and a key to survival at any age,” she noted about the humor. 

In regards to Culkin’s latest milestone, O’Hara added that he “so deserves” his 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.”

Macaulay Culkin Became Emotional Following Catherine O’Hara’s Speech 

Following O’Hara’s speech, Macaulay Culkin thanked his Home Alone mom for her kind words and thoughtfulness. 

“You know, you made my kids’ dad, their papa, look good,” he declared. “And the most important thing to me is also that their papa understands that he wasn’t always his papa; he used to be a kid too, you know?”

Culkin finished his speech by adding, “To wrap things up, and in the spirit of the holiday season, I just wanna say Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.”

Culkin previously opened up about why he’s not really able to watch the Home Alone movies like others do. While making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018, the actor said he’s been ignoring the Christmas comedies. 

“I don’t really watch them all that often,” he admitted. He said Home Alone is the one he tends the avoid the most. “It’s background radiation at Christmastime. I’ve had people who want to sit down and watch it with me, which is both flattering and creepy.”

Macaulay Culkin then said that the key reason he doesn’t watch the Home Alone movies is due to him being distracted by the memories of filming them. “I’m remembering that day on set, like, how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch. I can’t watch it the same way other people can.”