“People assume that I’m crazy, or a kook, or damaged. Weird. Cracked,” he said. “And up until the last year or two, I haven’t really put myself out there at all. So I can understand that. It’s also like, Okay, everybody, stop acting so freaking shocked that I’m relatively well-adjusted.”
Song said the public doesn’t know the actor well.
“People don’t realize how incredibly kind and loyal and sweet and smart he is,” she said in the interview. “Truly what makes Mack so special is that he is so unapologetically Mack. He knows who he is, and he’s 100 percent okay with that. And that to me is an incredibly sexy quality. He’s worked really hard to be the person he is.”
Culkin reportedly had a difficult childhood. His parents, who never married, were in a long custody battle for their children. He also infamously removed both of his parents’ names from his trust fund and had other public issues growing up.
“Certain f——up things happened, but f——up things happen to kids all the time and they don’t come out the other end. I’ve got something to show for it, man,” he said.
“I mean, look at me: I got money, I got fame, I got a beautiful girlfriend and a beautiful house and beautiful animals. It took me a long time to get to that place, and I had to have that conversation with myself and go, like, Honestly, Mack? It’s not so bad. I want for nothing and need for even less. I’m good, man.”
Song said she wants to see the actor back in front of the camera again.
“I truly believe that he is the actor he is now because of all the things he had to go through,” she said.
“He has gone through so much tragedy; he’s had so many ups, so many downs; he’s seen the ugly side of this industry; he’s also seen the amazing side of this industry. So he can pinpoint exactly what he doesn’t want and what he doesn’t like about it. But yeah, I hope, I hope, I hope.”
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