33 years ago, Macaulay Culkin starred in Chris Columbus' 1990 film Mommy I Missed the Plane, a performance that would make him one of Hollywood's most popular actors at the age of 10. On Friday, the actor inaugurated his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a consecration for many actors. On this occasion, Macaulay Culkin and several members of the cast paid tribute to the film, which has become a must-see for the Christmas holidays.
Catherine O'Hara, who played Kevin McCallister's mother in the first two films (out of five in the 1990 saga), gave an emotional speech about Macaulay Culkin's performance and early career. "The reason families can't go a year without watching and loving Mom I Missed the Plane Together is Macaulay Culkin," the 69-year-old actress said. Yes, he had a good script and a great director, but it was Macaulay's perfect performance as Kevin McCallister that gave us this ordinary boy in an extraordinary story.»
Star at the age of 10
Although he is very discreet today, Macaulay Culkin remains one of the most famous child stars in Hollywood. Propelled by his role in Maman j'ai raté l'avion, he made a series of films (eight in the space of four years) before retiring from the system in 1994 at the age of 14. "How can we survive this?" asked Catherine O'Hara at the end of her speech. According to her, Macaulay Culkin's "sense of humor" has kept her going in the face of skyrocketing fame, money, drugs...
In 2016, in an interview with Les Inrocks, he spoke about the importance of his friendship with Michael Jackson in this appreciation of notoriety. "He's one of the most important people in my life. He's been my best friend. We were intimately connected because he knew what I was going through," he said. He knew what I was going through: fame, stress, abuse, an oppressive family. He was always there and understanding." In 1991, Macaulay Culkin played a rambunctious little boy in the video for the King of Pop's Black Or White.