Former child star Macauley Culkin denies drug problem: 'I wasn't pounding six grand of heroin per month'
Published 19/07/2016 | 09:26
Macauley Culkin has denied he ever had a drug problem and said he doesn't understand why some people are still fascinated by his life.
The former child star (35) has only taken a handful of acting roles these days and gave his first in-depth interview for 10 years to The Guardian, and he was quick to clear up any rumours about his personal life.
"No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever. The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you're trying to shift papers," he told the paper.
Culkin, who is now based in Paris after moving from New York last year to avoid the glare of the spotlight, said he isn't "worthy" of all the paparazzi and fan attention he gets.
"I don't just turn my back, I actively don't want it," he explained.
"I was thinking about this the other day – I'd crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi. Then people with cameraphones get involved. I don't think I’m worthy of that.
“It’s been like that my whole adult life. You take on a prey-like attitude, always scanning the horizon. It’s strange on dates, as it looks like you’re not paying attention. But I’ve stopped trying to think of myself in the third person, because that’s just gonna drive me nuts.”