Kieran Culkin began his career in show business at a young age.According to the 39-year-old Succession actor, it all started when he was six years old and a neighbour who worked for Light Opera of Manhattan in New York told his family that they needed some kids for a production. He then began auditioning with his older brothers and sisters.”I just liked it,” he told the magazine for its most recent cover storey.
“It was a lot of fun for me.” Kieran was born fourth to father Kit and mother Patricia, just behind Macaulay Culkin. Shane, Quinn, Christian, Rory, and Dakota are their siblings, the latter of whom was killed in a car accident in 2008. They also had a half-sister named Jennifer, who died in 2000 from a drug overdose.Kieran landed his first role when he was seven years old.
He appeared in Home Alone as Fuller, the cousin of Macaulay’s lead character Kevin. By the age of nine, he had been cast as Matty Banks in Father of the Bride.Everything We Know About Season 3 of SuccessionMacaulay was also booking performances. In addition to the Home Alone films, he appeared in films such as My Girl and Richie Rich, and he quickly rose to prominence as one of the biggest child stars.
Kieran witnessed firsthand the difficulties Macaulay faced while living in the public eye.”He used to get harassed on the street,” he told THR. “Once, a woman removed his hat and looked at him, saying, ‘Yeah, it’s him! You’re not that cute,’ and then handed the hat back and walked away.”Macaulay, 41, has accused their father Kit of being abusive, in addition to aggressive fans. While Kieran told THR that Kit was never abusive to him, he did admit that “he wasn’t a good person and, yeah, probably not a good parent.
” Patricia and Kit divAt The Club, Erica Mena Celebrates Her Divorce From Safareeorced in 1995, and Kieran said the last time he saw him was at a performance of his play This Is Our Youth in 2014. While Kieran continued to appear in a number of movies and TV series over the years, he said there were three projects that “have defined my life.”
The first was This Is Our Youth, and the second was the film Igby Goes Down, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. While more job offers came his way, Kieran was unprepared for the attention that accompanied the 2002 film. “I was definitely not prepared,” he admitted.
“I wouldn’t have been able to handle it, and I think I knew that; I wouldn’t have been able to handle whatever kind of success or attention came from that, so I ran away from it.”So he’d have to wait another 16 years for his third defining project, Succession. His performance as Roman Roy earned him an Emmy nomination, and the show won Outstanding Drama Series the previous year. This month marks the premiere of the third season of HBO’s smash hit.
“I’m trying to remember when it hit me,” he said. “I think it was at the end of the first season, and I remember coming home and thinking, ‘This is what I want to do with my life. I think I want to be an actor.’ I was 36 at the time, and I’d already been doing it for 30 years.”
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