Maureen Renfro's Blog: Home Alone Actor Macaulay Culkin Mistaken For A Tramp & Homeless Guy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Home Alone Actor Macaulay Culkin Mistaken For A Tramp & Homeless Guy

Macaulay Culkin is far from the cherub-faced burglar-busting Kevin McCallister we remember.
Health fears were growing for the Home Alone star after he was mistaken for a tramp on a night out in London’s Shoreditch last week. Smoking on a street corner at 2.30am with fingernails painted black, the multi-millionaire looked more like the sequel film’s bag lady. Sports journalism student Marley Spindley, from Essex, took a picture of his pal Drew with his arm around Macaulay.

Marley said: “I didn't recognize him at first — I thought it was some homeless guy who was scrounging a smoke. “We had a brief chat with him and his accent was American. It was only then that Drew asked him if he was Macaulay Culkin. Even then I wasn't convinced. I’m no expert, but he didn't seem all there.”

Fellow sports media student Drew added: “You would never have thought it was the same person who appeared in Home Alone. “We chatted for about five minutes and he said he was in London seeing friends though he was vacant, speaking very quietly and mellow. He looked spaced out. “You’d have thought he was a down-and-out, not a famous film star.”

Macaulay, who is over from the US on holiday, said when he was 14 that he was quitting acting after amassing an estimated £11 million. He married actress RACHEL MINER in 1998, divorced four years later and went out with MILA KUNIS for eight years before they split in 2010. He was arrested in the US in 2004 for possession of marijuana and Alprazolam and Clonazepam anti-depressants and given three one–year suspended jail sentences.