Asked if he might want to tell a fuller story someday, Culkin replied, "Perhaps,” before opening up about the damaging effect being in the public eye has had on his life.
“The other day … I’d crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi,” he says. “Then people with camera phones get involved. I don’t think I’m worthy of that.”
“It’s been like that my whole adult life,” Culkin continues. “You take on a prey-like attitude, always scanning the horizon. It’s strange on dates, as it looks like you’re not paying attention.”
At the same time, Culkin made it clear that he “wouldn’t change a thing,” and didn’t at all regret his time as a young performer.
"It’s allowed me to become the person I am, and I like me, so I wouldn’t change a thing," he said. "Not having to do anything for my dinner, financially, lets me treat every gig like it’s the last." He added with a laugh, "If it is, I’d think: Culkin, you had a good run."