Macaulay Culkin Says He's 'Essentially Retired,' Spends His Days 'Whatevering'

by Antoinette Bueno 7:11 AM PDT, April 07, 2016
Playing Macaulay Culkin Says He's 'Essentially Retired,' Spends His Days 'Whatevering'

Macaulay Culkin is living an enviable life.

The notoriously private 35-year-old former child star is sharing what he's been up to aside from occasionally touring with his band, the Pizza Underground. In a new interview with Vulture, he admits that he can pretty much afford to live a life of leisure without working.

"I'm a man in his mid-30s who's essentially retired," Culkin says. "I kind of go where the wind takes me a little bit."

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The Home Alone actor says he spends most of his days painting, writing in his notebooks, and "whatevering." However, he does work with his pals on passion projects, such as his upcoming appearance in artist (and former Moldy Peaches musician) Adam Green's new movie, Adam Green's Aladdin. Culkin also opens up about his now infamous appearance on the premiere episode of Jack Dishel's comedy web series :DRYVRS last December, when he reprised his role as Home Alone's Kevin McCallister, who's now a delivery driver and plagued with abandonment issues.

"I warned Jack that this was going to be a viral thing," Culkin says about his still intense level of fame. "I was happy for it to bring attention to his show, but I don't think I'll do anything like that again. I want to make sure it's Jack's show, not the Mack show."

Clearly, Culkin avoids the spotlight whenever he can. He prefers to take walks at two or four in the morning, so that it's easy for him to go unnoticed.

"Even if I don't get bugged, it's looming, it's there," he says about constantly being recognized.

He now splits his time between New York and France, specifically, because he is rarely ever approached in the European country.

"It turned out that no, they recognized me, they just didn't care," Culkin muses. "I was like, 'Where have you people been my entire life?'"

Still, Culkin has plenty of close friends.

"I like hosting people," Culkin says about having gatherings at his New York City apartment. "I like letting people make themselves at home."

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In December, the actor was spotted hanging out with Bob Saget, Seth Green, and Green's wife, actress Clare Grant, in Times Square. Most recently, he was snapped on the set of The Jim Gaffigan Show last month, sporting hipster glasses and nail polish for his appearance on the TVLand sitcom.

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