Macaulay Culkin played once again his most iconic character in big screen – Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone” – but now as an adult.
Culkin, who portrayed the adorable 8-year-old Kevin, is now 35. The long-haired actor appeared as adult Kevin, not in a “Home Alone” reboot, but on the first episode of :DRYVRS, a web series by Jack Dishel.
In the video, which was uploaded on Youtube, Kevin picked up a passenger for an Uber-like car service, who pulled out a cigarette while complaining about his wife. When the passenger, played by Dishel, said he is “ice cold” for ignoring his mother’s phone call, Culkin shares the story of what happened one Christmas when he was 8.
“You think that’s cold?” Culkin asked.
“How about this: It’s Christmas time. It’s f—ing Christmas and your whole family goes on vacation and they forget their 8-year-old f—ing son,” he angrily tells the passenger, who is now driving because McCallister doesn’t know how to.
“All by yourself, for a week. I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude chasing me around,” Culkin continued.
Apparently, the actor hasn’t moved on from the trauma that young Kevin went through in the movie.
The rest of the video played like a dark version of the childhood classic movie, with the known home invaders and Kevin’s creative use of Christmas lights, People magazine noted.
The first installment of “Home Alone” was released in 1990. It became a major hit with kids and adults alike. Culkin also starred in the sequel, “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” two years after.
In October, director Chris Columbus recalled shooting “Home Alone” most iconic scene.
Columbus told Entertainment Tonight: “The script called for [Macaulay Culkin] to put shaving lotion on and suddenly it burns his skin and he screams. We didn’t know it was going to be the universal image for ‘Home Alone.'”