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'Home Alone' actor Macaulay Culkin opens up about his relationship with MJ

Appearing At The Episode Of The Podcast “Inside Of You With Michael Rosenbaum’’, Macaulay Said That His Relationship With Michael Jackson Was ‘normal’ And ‘mundane’.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 17 Jan 2019, 11:53:23 PM
Macaulay Culkin clarifies his relationship with Michael Jackson (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Home Alone actor, Macaulay Culkin opens up about our the curiosity he had with King of Pop, Michael Jackson, saying the relationship was 'pretty normal'. Appearing at the episode of the podcast “Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum’’, Macaulay said that his relationship with Jackson was ‘normal’ and ‘mundane’.

The former child star told host Michael Rosenbaum, that he met Jackson after the King of Pop “reached out” to him in the early 1990s. “A lot of things were happening big and fast with me,” explained Culkin, who starred in the Home Alone movies,  “I think he identified with that’’ he added.

"He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening big and fast with me, and I think he identified with that. I mean 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.

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"Here's the thing at the end of the day: We were friends... It's one of my friendships that people question only because of the fact that he was the most famous person in the world," the actor said.

Jackson, who died in 2009 of a propofol overdose, is currently a subject of a documentary which explores allegations of child molestation against him. It is set to premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Culkin explained that despite their 22 year age gap, he bonded with Jackson because he was a "peerless person".

"Nobody else in my Catholic school even had this... idea of what I was going through, and he was the kind of person who'd been through the exact same freakin' thing and wanted to make sure I wasn't alone in that."

He also said that he was "thoroughly unimpressed" by famous people at the time.

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"So when I first met him I was like, Oh cool, you're that guy who sings songs. I sing songs in school. That's great. So anyway.' I think that's also one of the reasons why we got along. Everyone was always thoroughly impressed by him, so the fact that there was somebody treating him like a normal person, it really was that simple," he added.

The duo's friendship, however, has been of interest to many over the years, especially after Jackson stood trial in 2005 on charges of child molestation though the singer was found not guilty of the charges.

Jackson and Culkin also worked professionally. The music video of Jackson's 1991 track, Black and White featured Culkin. 

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First Published : 17 Jan 2019, 05:55:51 PM