Honoring his Walk of Fame star, Macaulay Culkin thanked fiancée Brenda Song for their four-year journey, ending with a festive "Merry Christmas, you filthy animals," evoking Home Alone nostalgia.
As he became the latest member of Hollywood royalty to receive a star on the Walk of Fame, Macaulay Culkin made the cutest comments about his fiancée.
Following a forty-year career in acting, Culkin was awarded the honor on Friday, December 1.
Since the Walk of Fame's founding 1,558 stars were awarded in 1961, and he is the 2,765th individual to have a star.
The actor expressed gratitude to his soon-to-be wife, Brenda Song, with the greatest sincerity, despite receiving praise from some of his former coworkers.
Before becoming engaged in January 2022, the couple dated for four years, a source informed People.
As Culkin declared his undying love for the mother of his two children, Song appeared to be moved to tears.
“I want to thank Brenda, you are absolutely everything,” he said while holding back tears.
“You are my champion, you’re the only person happier for me today than I am.”
“You’re not only the best woman I’ve ever known, you’re the best person I’ve ever known.”
"You’ve given me just all my purpose, you’ve given me family and after the birth of our two boys, you’ve become one of my three favorite people.”
"You are somewhere in there.”
Culkin ended his address with a famous quote from Home Alone because he couldn't end his speech without making at least one reference to the Christmas movie that first made him famous.
He continued: “I love you, I love you so much, to wrap things up, and in the spirit of the holiday season I just wanted to say Merry Christmas you filthy animals.”
Before he delivered his own moving speech, Catherine O'Hara, who portrayed Culkin's mother in the Home Alone movie and its follow-up, thought back to 1990 and what made the film so memorable for millions of people.
“Home Alone was, is, and always will be a global sensation, the reason it is that the reason families all over the world can’t let a year go by without watching and loving Home Alone together, is because of Macaulay Culkin,” she said.
“Yes he had an excellent script and a wonderful director but it is McCaulay’s perfect performance as Kevin McCallister that gave us that little everyboy on an extraordinary adventure.”
“I know you worked really hard, but you made acting look like the most natural thing in the world to do.”
“It really was as if we ambushed the home of this real little boy named Kevin to make a movie and he just went along with it for the fun of it.”
O'Hara was also unable to hold back her tears, as everyone in the audience—including Culkin—was probably moved by the trip down memory lane.
The ceremony concluded, but Culkin's star continued to gleam on the Walk of Fame, a beacon of inspiration for aspiring actors and a symbol of the enduring connection between artists and their admirers.