The actor, who now hosts a podcast called “BunnyEars,” revealed in 2016 that he had “essentially retired” from acting, noting that it was tough for him to live a normal life without being approached by Home Alone fans. “I’ll take walks at 2 or 4 in the morning,” he told New York Magazine at the time, “because there’s nobody out on the streets, and it’s easy for me to go unnoticed.”
However, in September, he tweeted at Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and asked for a role in the next Fantastic Beasts film.
“Hey @jk_rowling I’m with you! Nagini can be whatever she wants to be! She’s a strong woman/snake. Also, can you write me into the next movie? I’m Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone: The Movie) and I was also a Pagemaster (experienced with magic),” he wrote. “While I may look like a Malfoy I’m actually a Gryffindor and my patronus is a Mastiff which is a dog. So that’s cute! #MakeMeaWizard.”
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