He finally speaks out!
Macaulay Culkin is notoriously reclusive and reluctantly famous, but he just gave a rare interview to the The Guardian to address the crazy rumors surrounding his private life and reported drug abuse.
“I don’t just turn my back, I actively don’t want it. The paps go after me because I don’t whore myself out,” he lamented to the outlet. The former child star is still baffled about the media’s infatuation with him. “I have no idea. I was thinking about this the other day – I’d crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi. Then people with cameraphones get involved. I don’t think I’m worthy of that,” he added.
So what about those whispers that he was secretly struggling with a heroin habit following his split from Mila Kunis? When asked if fan concerns were justified, he didn’t exactly say no.
“Not necessarily. Of course, when silly stuff is going on – but no, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever. The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers,” he explained.
So will he ever tell his full story? “Perhaps,” he hinted.
Ultimately, he has no regrets about his past and believes it led him to where he is today.
“It’s allowed me to become the person I am, and I like me, so I wouldn’t change a thing. Not having to do anything for my dinner, financially, lets me treat every gig like it’s the last. If it is, I’d think: ‘Culkin, you had a good run’,” he proudly stated.
And there you have it, folks!