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Macaulay Culkin opens up on ‘normal’ friendship with Michael Jackson and his own ‘mean’ father

Macaulay Culkin has opened up about his much speculated upon friendship with Michael Jackson, which he describes as ‘normal.’

Culkin, 38, was a guest on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside Of You podcast, which debuted on Tuesday, where he opened up about his friendship with Jackson at a very young age, after Home Alone made him a massive star at just 10 years old.

‘He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening, big and fast with me and I think he identified with that,’ Culkin said.

Macaulay opens up: Macaulay Culkin opens up about his friendship with Michael Jackson in a new podcast interview

Friends: 'He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening, big and fast with me and I think he identified with that,' Culkin said of Jackson (seen together in 2006)

Friends: ‘He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening, big and fast with me and I think he identified with that,’ Culkin said of Jackson (seen together in 2006)

‘At the end of the day, it’s almost easy to say it was weird or whatever but it wasn’t because it made sense,’ he continued. ‘At the end of the day, we were friends.’ 

He added that the only reason people thought it was unusual because, ‘he was the most famous person in the world.’

‘I was a peerless person,’ Culkin added. ‘Nobody else in my Catholic school had even this much idea of what I was going through and he was the kind of person who’d been through the exact same frickin thing and wanted to make sure I wasn’t alone.’

Culkin opens up: 'At the end of the day, it's almost easy to say it was weird or whatever but it wasn't because it made sense,' he continued. 'At the end of the day, we were friends.

Culkin opens up: ‘At the end of the day, it’s almost easy to say it was weird or whatever but it wasn’t because it made sense,’ he continued. ‘At the end of the day, we were friends.

Good friends: Culkin described the late pop icon as being, 'hilarious,' 'sweet' and 'funny,' adding that they would often prank call people

Good friends: Culkin described the late pop icon as being, ‘hilarious,’ ‘sweet’ and ‘funny,’ adding that they would often prank call people

Culkin described the late pop icon as being, ‘hilarious,’ ‘sweet’ and ‘funny,’ adding that they would often prank call people.

‘He was f***ing hilarious,’ Culkin continued, ‘He was charming, f***ing funny, silly. For me, it’s so normal and mundane.’

‘I know it’s a big deal to everyone else, but to me it was a normal friendship,’ he added, before opening up about his own father.

Macaulay on Michael: Culkin described the late pop icon as being, 'hilarious,' 'sweet' and 'funny,' adding that they would often prank call people

Macaulay on Michael: Culkin described the late pop icon as being, ‘hilarious,’ ‘sweet’ and ‘funny,’ adding that they would often prank call people

 Culkin was raised by a large family and went to a Catholic school, adding he had a ‘little bit of a temper’ during those days, while trying to be ‘kind’ in describing his father as a ‘complicated man.

When asked by Rosenbaum to elaborate, he said, ‘Honestly, he was a mean b*stard. He really shouldn’t have been a father, to be honest.’

‘The word “proud” never came across his lips,’ he added. ‘I do actually go out of my way, when it comes to my brothers and loved ones, when they do something really good or great, I go out of my way to say that I am proud of them, because that’s something I never really heard.’

Opening up on dad: Culkin was raised by a large family and went to a Catholic school, adding he had a 'little bit of a temper' during those days, while trying to be 'kind' in describing his father as a 'complicated man

Opening up on dad: Culkin was raised by a large family and went to a Catholic school, adding he had a ‘little bit of a temper’ during those days, while trying to be ‘kind’ in describing his father as a ‘complicated man

Dad talk: When asked by Rosenbaum to elaborate, he said, 'Honestly, he was a mean bastard. He really shouldn't have been a father, to be honest'

Dad talk: When asked by Rosenbaum to elaborate, he said, ‘Honestly, he was a mean bastard. He really shouldn’t have been a father, to be honest’

Culkin added that he hasn’t spoken to his father in ‘about 23 years,’ adding his father did try to reconnect around 18 to 20 years ago.

The former child star recently reprised his role as Kevin McCallister from Home Alone as an adult, for Google Home.

He will also return to the big screen with Changeland, starring alongside writer-director-actor Seth Green.

Culkin also spoke on the 75-minute podcast about how landing his role in Uncle Buck lead to Home Alone and getting drunk in Thailand on the Changeland set with Seth Green. 

Macaulay and Michael: Culkin also spoke on the 75-minute podcast about how landing his role in Uncle Buck lead to Home Alone and getting drunk in Thailand on the Changeland set with Seth Green

Macaulay and Michael: Culkin also spoke on the 75-minute podcast about how landing his role in Uncle Buck lead to Home Alone and getting drunk in Thailand on the Changeland set with Seth Green

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