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Macaulay Culkin Turned Down 'Big Bang Theory,' Throws Shade at CBS Hit Sitcom

Macaulay Culkin Turned Down 'Big Bang Theory,' Throws Shade at CBS Hit Sitcom

Macaulay Culkin revealed on Joe Rogan‘s podcast this week that he turned down a role on the The Big Bang Theory, and threw some shade at CBS’ hit show.

“They pursued me for The Big Bang Theory. And I said no. It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks.’ And then they came back at me again, and I said, ‘No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no.’ Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was like twisting my arm,” Macaulay recalled.

“I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig. At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall,” he continued.

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  • KS_in_TP

    This guy, I swear. He’s always been like this. He’s basically a guy who got one of the luckiest shots in the world as a child actor. It made him a legend by age 12. But he always has seemed like he hates acting, hates being an actor, hates the world of acting, and especially hates fame. Yet he never had the guts to get out and go take his millions, go to university and go into another career. He just stays in Hollywood, hating it, always talking like he’s above it all, but deep down he loves not having to do anything difficult in life.

  • Maximilian

    As a astrophysics master student from Germany I can 100% agree with him! The show is doing NO justice to women! Most of my female classmates are way smarter then me…and the main protagonists all seem fake…I am constantly reminded of the fact, that it is a TV-Show and a good Show should let you forget that fact!

  • joshemerson

    The show wouldn’t have been the success it is if he was the star, so no, he wouldn’t have millions of dollars right now. He just wishes.

  • technoreaper

    What an idiot. He and his family cannot act. His brother is on Succession and he just makes me want to turn off, he is that bad. Just smug and arrogant.

  • technoreaper

    Wow, just wow. You are embarrassing.