Kieran Culkin Said Brother Macaulay Was Constantly "Harassed On The Street" As A Child Star

    Macaulay and Kieran both experienced the downside of fame.

    Macaulay Culkin was one of the biggest child stars of our time.

    Macaulay Culkin smiles as he rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell

    After starring in movies like Home Alone and My Girl, it was hard for him to walk down the street without someone calling his name.

    "He would get harassed on the street," Culkin’s brother Kieran recently recalled to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Macaulay Culkin attends the LA Premiere of Gravitas Ventures' "Changeland"

    "One time, a woman pulled off his hat and looked at him and said, 'Yeah, it's him! You're not that cute.' And then handed the hat back and walked away."

    Macaulay Culkin during 2003 Sundance Film Festival - "Party Monster"

    Culkin had to deal with so many aggressive fans, and Kieran got his fair share of it, too, as an actor. After playing Culkin’s cousin Fuller in Home Alone, Kieran went on to do some amazing projects like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Father of the Bride.

    Kieran Culkin (L) and Macaulay Culkin during "After Ashley" Off-Broadway Premiere

    Kieran said that he and Culkin both got into acting when one of their neighbors who worked for Light Opera of Manhattan asked his family for help with his production.

    Macaulay Culkin and Kieran Culkin (R) as children pose for photographers at an event

    "I just liked it," Kieran said about acting. "It was fun for me."

    Kieran Culkin attends the "Succession" FYC Event

    But when he blew up after the 2002 film Igby Goes Down, Kieran didn’t know how to handle all the attention he was getting.

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    "I was definitely not ready," he said. "I would not have been able to handle it, and I think I knew that.”

    Kieran Culkin attends a private dinner hosted by GQ and Dior in celebration of the 2018 GQ Men Of The Year Party

    “I would not have been able to handle whatever kind of success or attention came from that. So I quite literally ran away from it."

    Kieran Culkin attends the "Wiener-Dog" Premiere

    Although it took Kieran a while to adjust to fame, he’s never strayed away from acting. In fact, his latest role as Roman Roy in Succession earned him an Emmy nomination.

    Kieran Culkin arrive to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    Like Macaulay, he was born to be a star!

    Macaulay Culkin (left) joins his brother, Kieran, at LINK Restaurant