The Bunny Ears publisher joined Ellen DeGeneres Monday for some couch-based conversationalism. Predictably, DeGeneres brought up the classic '90s franchise, prompting Culkin to break down the difficulties of being at the center of a cinema behemoth that people still frequently fan out about to this day.
"It's kind of just background radiation at Christmastime," said Culkin, who noted the franchise's assistance in getting a table at a restaurant without a reservation. "I've had people who want to sit down and watch it with me, which is, like, both flattering and creepy. When I'm watching it, I remember that day on set like, oh, how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch or something like that. I can't watch it the same way other people can."
Asked if he avoids watching the films these days, Culkin confirmed he does. He also credited the franchise with inspiring him to go out noticeably less around the holidays. Annoyingly, Culkin added, people still ask him to make the Home Alone face. "It's like, no, I've already been there, done that already," he said. "I'm 37 now, ok? Ok, mom?"
Catch the full Culkin experience via the clips above.