Macaulay Culkin will reportedly take home an impressive $3.1 million for his cameo appearance in Disney+’s rebooted Home Alone.
According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, the actor, who famously played Kevin McCallister in the first two movies, has negotiated the impressive fee for a walk-on cameo role in the latest version.
An insider said: “No Home Alone is complete without the star of the show, Macaulay. Disney bosses were desperate to get him on board and they’ve opened their wallets in a big way to do so.
“His cameo is being planned and they’re working out the details – but it’ll cost them nearly 2.5 million for the privilege.”
The remake was announced last year, with Jojo Rabbit actor Archie Yates taking up the role of the lead character with a different name to Kevin. Catastrophe star Rob Delaney and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s leading lady Ellie Kemper will also star.
After the revival was announced last year, the star appeared to oppose the idea, when he uploaded a photo of himself with his belly hanging out and surrounded by Chinese takeaway boxes.
He captioned the snap: “This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like.”
Disney+ is proving a hit with fans worldwide since launching in November in the U.S. and March in the U.K., with bosses at the network reporting over 50 million active subscribers amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.