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Joe Pesci Ignored Macauley Culkin On The Set Of Home Alone

Rebecca Shepherd

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Joe Pesci Ignored Macauley Culkin On The Set Of Home Alone

It's been 30 years since Home Alone graced our screens for the first time and it quickly became one of the most loved Christmas films going.

But it seems everything wasn't as cheerful on set as we might all like to believe because Joe Pesci ignored Macaulay Culkin on set.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Joe Pesci plays one half of 'the wet bandits', as they became known, alongside Daniel Stern. They were otherwise referred to as burglars Harry and Marv.

The pair set their sights on the robbing the home of Kevin McCallister (Culkin) who had been left home alone by his family who accidentally left him behind. If you've not watched it, you deserve to have it spoiled.

According to the Independent, Pesci, who wasn't used to starring alongside children, planned to ignore Culkin in a bid to evoke fear.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Pesci wanted to make a 10-year-old Culkin believe that he was mean and, according to reports, when the youngster asked him why he never smiled, Pesci is said to have responded simply: "Shut up".

According to NME, Pesci is also supposed to have said that 'he's pampered a lot by a lot of people, but not me, and I think he likes that'.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the film, the iconic house from Home Alone has been recreated with gingerbread.

Award-winning artist and cake designer Michelle Wibowo has recreated the McCallister family house from the classic 1990 film.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The 1.7 metre replica, which is all entirely edible, is so detailed that it even features the Oh-Kay plumbing van, the Little Nero's delivery car and miniature figures of Kevin, Harry and Marv.

The entire piece took more 300 hours to make and had been commissioned by Disney+ to mark 30 years since Home Alone was originally released.

No detail has been scrimped on, with the scene including 63 trees, 33 windows, 14 pizza boxes and six lampposts, as well as Kevin's treehouse, the numerous booby traps and the state in the driveway all having been lovingly crafted.

The magical scene will now be placed at the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey where it will go on display for paediatric patients.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking about her extravagant gingerbread house, Michelle said: "I jumped at the chance because it is one of my favourite Christmas movies - it doesn't really feel like Christmas in our house until we have seen it at least twice!

"I had so much fun making it look festive and I loved making those cheeky characters Kevin and burglars Harry and Marv.

"The scene also includes the infamous paint cans, the broken statue and the Christmas wreath on their front door - I hope everyone will enjoy spotting iconic details from the movie!"

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Home Alone

Rebecca Shepherd
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