Macaulay Culkin Auditioned For 'Once Upon A Time.. In Hollywood' And It Was A 'Disaster'

"I wouldn’t have hired me. I’m terrible at auditioning anyway, and this was my first audition in like eight years."

At the moment, Macaulay Culkin is more likely to be seen defending his friend Michael Jackson than acting in movies. Although we did catch a brief glimpse of the actor behind the character Kevin McCallister in an advert for Google Home, following a recent interview with Esquire in which he revealed that he had been to his first audition in eight years. And not just any audition.  

The actor auditioned for... Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie had an absolute five-star cast: Brad Pitt (with his shiny new Oscar), Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, Mike Moh, Lena Dunham, Sydney Sweeney and Maya Hawke.

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Unfortunately, the star, who won over Hollywood and cinema audiences during his childhood, didn't manage to land a role in the movie, as he explained to Esquire: "It was a disaster. I wouldn’t have hired me. I’m terrible at auditioning anyway, and this was my first audition in like eight years."

Although the actor didn't give any more details about the role he auditioned for, Entertainement Weekly reckons it could have been Steve McQueen (played by Damian Lewis) or an actor in the series Ranch L, which Leonardo DiCaprio's character stars in. According to Esquire, he could have played Tex Watson, a role finally occupied by Austin Butler. We're not sure either way.

In terms of concrete projects, Macaulay Culkin will play a small role in the reboot of Home Alone on Disney+ , produced by Ryan Reynolds, after appearing in the series Dollface on Hulu and Seth Green's Changeland last year.

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Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Lucille Bion, published on 13/02/2020

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