Macaulay Culkin Regrets Missing Out On One Major Franchise Before Having Kids

By Charlene Badasie | 4 months ago

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin became a household name after he rocketed to superstardom for his role in the 1990’s hit Home Alone. The actor, who was only 10 years old at the time, played Kevin McCallister, a kid who defends his home from burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind on their Christmas vacation to Paris. Since then, the former child star has amassed a pretty impressive acting resume. But he does have one career regret – not writing for WWE.

Macaulay Culkin, who recently welcomed his first child with Brenda Song in April, spoke about his dream gig on a new episode of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s podcast, Wrestling with Freddie. The American Horror Story star said he wishes he had taken some time to work as part of the WWE creative team before he had a child. While writing for the franchise is not something he would have done for very long, it’s an experience he regrets missing out on. Speaking candidly about his love of wrestling, Macaulay Culkin said, “Oh man, there were times when I wanted to. Like, kind of just find six months of my life at the very least just to kinda go in there and stuff. I will say I kind of regret not [writing for WWE]. Now that I’m a dad I barely have time to pee at this point, you know what I mean? I just never got around to it. There was always something.”

The Home Alone star has been a WWE fan for a long time. He even had a brief cameo role on an episode of WWE Raw in 2009. After a match between Eddie Guerrero and Hornswaggle, in which Hornswaggle defeated his opponent by using a paint can trap like the one in Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin appeared and said, “That’s not funny.”

Macaulay Culkin

Although Macaulay Culkin currently has his hands full with his new baby, Freddie Prinze Jr., who previously worked as a writer on SmackDown, suggested there may an opportunity for Culkin to dive into the world of wrestling if he starts his own wrestling promotion. During an appearance on The Ariel Helwani Show, the Scooby-Doo alum spoke about a two-year plan he has to start a wrestling brand. “I might have a partner in crime with Macaulay Culkin, who has a passion for it as well,” he said.

If Freddie Prinze Jr’s wrestling company doesn’t work out, Macaulay Culkin could still write for WWE in the future. Especially since his acting career isn’t very prolific these days. After starring in a string of hits like My Girl and Richie Rich in the early 1990s, Culkin took a break from acting in 1994. He returned in 2003 with a guest appearance on Will & Grace and a role in the film Party Monster.

In 2006 he wrote a book simply titled Junior. It’s described as a dizzying kaleidoscope of words and images, with Macaulay Culkin taking readers on a twisted tour to the darkest corners of his imagination. Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour, Junior is full of the hard-won wisdom of Culkin’s quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction. Searingly honest and brain-teasingly inventive, Culkin’s book is breathtaking proof that he has found his own voice. With staggeringly positive book reviews, it’s clear that Macaulay Culkin would not be out of his depth with a writing gig at WWE.