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Macaulay Culkin breaks silence: Talks alleged drug use, fame in new interview

20 July 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Former child actor Macaulay Culkin decided to break his silence and emerge from his very private life as he talked about his alleged drug usage as well as being famous.

The 35-year-old is trying to live his life away from the spotlight as he spends much of his time in France. The “Home Alone” star was interviewed by the publication The Guardian and was asked about the possibility of him returning to the acting scene but the question led to another topic as he chose to talk about the paparazzi.

Culkin shared, "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. You take on a prey-like attitude, always scanning the horizon. It's strange on dates, as it looks like you're not paying attention. But I've stopped trying to think of myself in the third person, because that's just gonna drive me nuts."

Culkin has started acting when he was four years old and the cameras followed him since then. In 2012, a photo of him made rounds online as he looked very skinny prompting rumors to surface saying that he was on drugs.

The former child actor told The Guardian that the reports of him “pounding six grand of heroin every month” are not true. He was, however, arrested for drug possession in the past.

Culkin then talked about being famous. He said that he never had the problem of saying that he has no projects in Hollywood lined up leading to him take some years off in the show business and not being as famous as he was when he starred in the hit films when he was a kid.

More on his fame, he said that he does not resent it. He added, “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.” He is the frontman of the band Pizza Underground.