Rob Schneider shares behind-the-scenes 'Home Alone 2' details: Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin and more

Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!

It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since the release of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," but the 1992 film starring Macaulay Culkin indeed turns a quarter century this year and Fox Home Entertainment released a 25th Anniversary Edition of the movie to commemorate the milestone. 

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The movie is chock-full of major stars, too. Outside of Culkin himself, there's Joe Pesci, Catherine O'Hara, the late John Heard, Tim Curry and Rob Schneider, among a slew of other beloved names in Hollywood. Schneider, who played the Plaza Hotel Bellman in the flick, was just beginning his rise in the industry at the time and was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" at the time. He would go on to star in films like "Deuce Bigalow," "Hot Chick" and "The Animal."

AOL Entertainment caught up with Rob Schneider over the phone to look back at his time filming "Home Alone 2," the movie's impact in the 25 years since its release and, yes, what he remembers about that Donald Trump cameo. Below is an edited excerpt of our conversation.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 16 -- Pictured: Rob Schneider as Richard Laymer during 'Office Party' skit on March 23, 1991 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Rob Schneider (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 13 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rob Schneider as Rick Hurley, Jan Hooks as Judy Rifkin, Roseanne Barr as Lori Churkin during 'Comedy Killers' skit on February 16, 1991 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rob Schneider as Hal Kaufman, Chevy Chase as Enrique Kaufman during the 'Kaufman's Big And Tall, And Short And Small Sephardic Jew Men's Clothing Store' skit on January 18, 1992
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 283 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Rob Schneider during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 11, 1993-- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
256642 12: Actor Rob Schneider attends the premiere of 'Broken Arrow' February 5, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA. The film tells the story of a rogue pilot who steals a nuclear warhead and the flying partner who is sent to track him down. (Photo by Russell Einhorn/Liaison)
American actor Rob Schneider stars as hacker Herman Ferguson in the dystopian sci-fi film 'Judge Dredd', 1995. (Photo by Richard Blanshard/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 996 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jay Leno and actor Rob Schneider during the 'Romance Novel' sketch on September 18, 1996 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Rob Schneider posing for a segment photo in front of an NBC Super Bowl RV on January 21, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Rob Schneider attends the 'Money Talks' Hollywood Premiere on August 19, 1997 at Pacific's Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Rob Schneider attends the 'Tomcats' Universal City Premiere on March 28, 2001 at AMC Universal City 18 - CityWalk in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Rob Schneider wearing pet cone in scene from the film 'The Animal', 2001. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
Rob Schneider arrives at the 2001 MTV Move Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca., 6/2/01. Photo by Dave Hogan/MP/Getty Images
Rob Schneider at the New York Friars Club Celebrity Roast honoring Hugh Hefner at the New York Hilton in New York City, September 29, 2001. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 27: Singer-songwriter Michael Bolton (C) poses with actors Chuck Norris (L) and Rob Schneider at a ceremony honoring Bolton with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 27, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2843-- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Rob Schneider during an interview with host Jay Leno on December 23, 2004 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 27: Actor Rob Schneider poses outside Tantra Restaurant December 27, 2004 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
CANCUN, MEXICO - MARCH 8: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actor Rob Schneider poses for a photo backstage during a taping for MTV Spring Break on the beach at The City nightclub March 8, 2005 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Rob Schneider during Rob Schneider Presents 'Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo' Memorabilia to Planet Hollywood in New York City at Planet Hollywood , Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 6: Rob Schneider on the red carpet before the premier of Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo at the Palms casino on August 6, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/Getty Imag
Rob Schneider, MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo and Eddie Griffin (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN -- Episode 2102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Rob Schneider during an interview with host Conan O'Brien -- (Photo by: Norman Ng/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Hilary Duff and Rob Schneider, hosts at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Rob Schneider and FUSE VJ Marianela during Rob Schneider and Head Automatica Visit Fuse's 'Daily Download' - April 7, 2006 at Fuse Studios in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
David Carradine and Rob Schneider, director during 'Big Stan' - On Set Photos at Hop Louie in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 01: Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Rob Schneider backstage at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actor Rob Schneider arrives to the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Comedian Rob Schneider poses at The Ice House Comedy Club on October 15, 2009 in Pasadena, California.
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3846 -- Pictured: Comedian Rob Schneider performs on June 16, 2010 (Photo by Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Rob Schneider and guest attends the premiere of 'Grown Ups' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Actors Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock attends the premiere of 'Grown Ups' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Actors Cheech Marin and Rob Schneider speak onstage at the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Actor Rob Schneider and Guest arrive to 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Rob Schneider and Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley visit SiriusXM Studio on February 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Episode 4208 -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personality Khloe Kardashian Odom, Actor Rob Schneider backstage on February 28, 2012 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actor Rob Schneider arrives at the 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser' world premiere at Sony Studios on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
US actor Rob Schneider poses for the photocall of the TV series 'Real Rob' at the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015. Held each year on the French Riviera, the audiovisual trade fair brings together the movers and shakers of the global entertainment business to network, talk shop and buy, sell and finance new content. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Rob Schneider performs at the Boot Campaign's Comedy Boot Jam at The Improv on October 28, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FilmMagic.com/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Actor Rob Schneider (R) and wife Patricia Maya Schneider attend the premiere of 'The Ridiculous 6' at AMC Universal City Walk on November 30, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Actor Rob Schneider visits SiriusXM Studios - December 3, 2015 at SiriusXM Studios on December 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 10: Actors Eugenio Derbez (L) and Rob Schneider pose for a photo as Eugenio Derbez is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 29: Rob Schneider (C) attends the 15th Annual Bob Hope USO K-Earth 101 Comedy Radiothon at The Laugh Factory on June 29, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 20: Actor Rob Schneider (R) and wife Patricia Maya Schneider attend the attend the Platino Awards 2017 - Welcome Party on July 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samuel de Roman/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 22: Rob Schneider and Patricia Maya attend the 'Platino Awards 2017' photocall at La Caja Magica on July 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Rob Schneider and wife Patricia Maya Schneider attend the premiere of 'Flatliners' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on September 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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What do you make of the continued relevance of "Home Alone 2," especially around the holidays?

How dare you try to replace "A Wonderful Life" with this movie? [Laughs] But the kids that grew up with this movie really loved it, and now they’re showing it to their own kids. I get it. [Macaulay Culkin was] basically like the Shirley Temple of his generation -- the last real superstar kid who did comedy. There’s a reason for it! You got the idea that he knew he was going to be okay, and you rooted for him.

It seems like newer generations of children have also connected to it.

It connects with kids and parents. There’s a moral to it, and there’s a wholesomeness to it. Family comes first over everything, especially at this time of year. There aren't a lot of wholesome movies that get made anymore in Hollywood. So it's refreshing to feel see something wholesome -- with comedy! -- like this.

It’s also the only movie I’ve ever made that I was 100 percent sure it was going to be a hit. The first one was a smash, and on paper this was even better. It’s one of the few movies where the sequel is absolutely better than the first one. There’s no question.

You were a year or two into "Saturday Night Live" at the time, and your star was just beginning to rise, so being on set of this major Hollywood film must have taught you some important lessons. What did you learn on the "Home Alone 2" set that stuck with you?

I just remember thinking, if I’m standing next to Macaulay Culkin in a movie, people are going to see this. When I went to that first meeting, I didn’t know they were giving me the job. I was just starting in show business. At that point every time I had a meeting, I never got the job. I was still being used to being famous because of "Saturday Night Live." I remember being in that meeting and I thought I was just auditioning, but they gave me the job right there. 

I didn’t tell "Saturday Night Live" that I was doing it, because I didn’t want them to say no! I just asked what time they shot, because "Saturday Night Live" was at night. For a couple of weeks, I didn’t sleep at all. I remember looking at my eyes during one show, and I was squinting the whole time. I had been up for 36 hours, but I didn’t give a s--t. I was young, so I could do that stuff then.

You worked specifically with Tim Curry a lot, as he was the so-called concierge. What do you remember about your time with him?

When I did my scenes, I would find one way to do it and do it the same way every take to try to get it perfect. But then I see Tim Curry do his lines, and he would do it seven completely different ways each time. And each one was great! He would walk away knowing they were all good, and he knew the directly would ultimately decide [which one made the final cut], so he wanted to give him the most choices possible. I went, "Holy s--t! This guy is amazing!" Every time he was on screen, I would watch him. 

The film has reentered the conversation in the past couple of years because of Donald Trump's must-discussed cameo. You weren't in his scene, but what can you tell me about his time on set?

I was his eye line! Me and Tim Curry were on the other side at the desk, and when he turns around to look at Macaulay, I was his eye line. I remember thinking, "That’s kind of a long turn, isn’t it?" But they wanted to make sure people realized it was him, and it ended up being the right length. I remember thinking it was a little too long, though.

He was also nice enough to let us completely take over the Plaza. That was his hotel that he owned, and he let us run with it. I guess he knew it was a big franchise movie and that it would be good publicity for the place. And it has been! He seemed to be genial and definitely very happy to be in the movie. He was completely nice to us.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Macaulay Culkin attends The Adult Swim RobotChicken Panel At New York Comic Con 2014 at Jacob Javitz Center on October 10, 2014 in New York City. 24884_010_518.JPG (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage for Turner Networks)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Macaulay Culkin of The Pizza Underground performs on stage at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 at Humboldt Park on September 13, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Macaulay Culkin of The Pizza Underground performs on stage at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 at Humboldt Park on September 13, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 31: Macaulay Culkin performs with Pizza Underground at Unconventional Oven on January 31, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Doc Hammer, Breckin Meyer, and Macaulay Culkin speak at the Robot Chicken Panel during New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center on October 11, 2013 in New York City. 24181_002_0326.JPG (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29: Macaulay Culkin attends the 50th Foire du Trone - Opening Night at Pelouse De Reuilly on March 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Actors Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick (R) applaud as they present tribute to late director John Hughes onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives backstage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Actor Macaulay Culkin and Actress Mila Kunis attend Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
KINGS -- 'Judgement Day' Episode 106 -- Airdate 04/12/2009 -- Pictured: Macaulay Culkin as Andrew Cross (Photo by Nicole Rivelli/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives at the opening night performance of 'Clay' at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre on September 19, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin and girlfriend Mila Kunis during Ubid.com Joins Forces with Hollywood Stars to Launch Celebrity Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victims - Inside at Empire Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Macaulay Culkin (Photo by Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives at the launch of the 'uBid for Hurricane Relief' charity auction and benefit at the Empire Ballroom October 15, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will be split evenly between the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, the RockWorks Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America. The organizations will use money raised to help areas in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The online part of the auction continues on uBid.com through November 1, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin during MTV's 'TRL' at Skywalker Ranch for 'Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith' Screening at Skywalker Ranch in Nicosia, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Patrick Fugit, Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin during 'Saved' Los Angeles Premiere - After Party at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 3: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends the Special Performance of Embedded at the Public Theater on June 3, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actors Macaulay Culkin (L), Seth Green and Wilmer Valderrama pose at the after-party for United Artists' 'Saved' at the Beverly Hills Community Sports Center on May 13, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actors Macaulay Culkin (L), Jena Malone and Mandy Moore pose at the after-party for United Artists' 'Saved' at the Beverly Hills Community Sports Center on May 13, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin walking his dog in the park wearing his favorite sweatshirt and hat from 'Foster Hall', the title of the new television pilot he just finished for NBC. (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage)
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Macaulay Culkin during The Opening Night Gala of OUTFEST, featuring 'Party Monster' in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BERLIN - FEBRUARY 9: (L-R) Actor Seth Green and actor Macaulay Culkin field questions from reporters at the 53rd Berlinale Film Festival February 9, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. Green and Culkin are promoting their new film, 'Party Monster' at the film festival. (Photo by Kurt Vinion/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin, Doug Flutie and guest during 'Night of Too Many Stars' Evening to Benefit The Autism Coalition at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Eric McCormack as Will Truman -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Macaulay Culkin, Wilmer Valderrama and Seth Green during 2003 Park City - The Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival at The Chrysler Lounge in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Dylan McDermott and Macaulay Culkin at the Chrysler Lounge Backstage Creations Talent Retreat at the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
Macaulay Culkin and Chloe Sevigny during 2003 Park City - The Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival at The Chrysler Lounge in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Macaulay Culkin (C) poses with Special Olympics athlete Bart Banson (L) and a fan at the Playstation 2 stop on Main street during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2003 Park City , Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actors Macaulay Culkin (R) and Seth Green pose with Special Olympics athlete Bart Banson at the Playstation 2 stop on Main street during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2003 Park City , Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin during 2003 Sundance Film Festival - 'Party Monster' - Portraits at Yahoo Movies Portrait Studio in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Macaulay Culkin during 'Igby Goes Down' Screening at United Artists Theatre in Southhampton, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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Macaulay Culkin during Book Party for Ethan Hawke's 'Ash Wednesday' at Hudson Library/Hudson Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 22: Macaulay Culkin attends the screening party for 'Party Monster' on June 22, 2002 at Eugene's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Macaulay was really at the height of his fame during this movie, too. Did you guys connect on set?

We both knew we were the funny ones, you know? I knew that the pressure of this business from the movie level was totally different than what I had experienced with "SNL." 

We were in a trailer once outside of the Plaza, and we were joking around. I was like, "Hey dude, I can make you say the word 'green.' One-thousand percent I can do it. Just watch." He said, "No you can’t." I go, "Absolutely I can. What are the colors of the American flag?" He says, "Red, white and blue." And I say, "I told you I could make you say the world 'blue.'" And he says, "You said 'green!'" And I went, "Got you!" That twisted his brain like crazy. [Laughs]

We became tight right away after that. I left the trailer, and then I turned around and saw him surrounded by three bodyguards surrounding him with 100 paparazzi approaching. And this was before the selfie stick! It was nuts. That was a lot of pressure for an 11-year-old. 

A 25th Anniversary Edition of HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK is now available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Fox Home Entertainment.

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