Macaulay Culkin has revealed that he turned down a role in the television series, The Big Bang Theory.
The 37-year-old was offered a part in the hugely successful series before it began production in 2007.
Macaulay admitted to turning down the role on three different occasions after producers begged him to join the cast.
Speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast this week, the former actor said, “I couldn’t see myself doing a sitcom or a television show kind of thing.”
“They pursued me for The Big Bang Theory, and I said, like, ‘No’…’cause it was kinda, like the way the pitch was, was kinda just like, ‘Alright, these two like, astrophysicist nerds and then a pretty girl lives with them—yoinks!’ That was the pitch…I said, ‘Yeah, no, I’m cool, thanks.”
The Home Alone star even admitted that his manager wanted him to join the production, but he just didn’t want to.
“Listen, I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars now if I did that gig. At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall,” Macaulay said.
Jim Parsons, who plays the role of Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, is the highest paid male television actor according to Forbes, earning an annual salary of $27.5 million.
Jim’s three male co-stars make up the second, third and fourth most paid television actors, while Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny in the series, is the highest paid television actress.
Macaulay is not worried about losing out on the role as he works on his website, bunnyears.com and lives off his savings from the Home Alone blockbusters.
You can check out his full interview with Joe Rogan below: