Brenda Song shares about bonding with boyfriend Macaulay Culkin over being child stars
Brenda Song opened up about bonding with Changeland co-stars Macaulay Culkin, Breckin Meyer and Seth Green over being child stars at Disney Channel's fan fest in California Adventure Park on Saturday.
"Child actors, we don't even get to talk about it, you just look each other in the eye and you nod and we know," the 31-year-old actress told ET's Katie Krause. Song revealed that she shares a special connection with all former child stars, including Culkin.
Song played the role of London Tipton in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. In fact, she is still recognized as London Tipton on Suite Life which she called "weird," "shocking," and "sweet"; she's unsure if she'll ever return to that particular character.
The self-proclaimed Disney fan may not return to the Tipton Hotel, but she isn't done with the network. She is set to star in Amphibia, an animated series about a 13-year-old girl who's magically sent to a world of amphibians.
"It really does feel good to be back. Especially unveiling such an amazing show that's so close to my heart. It feels really special," she gushed of the series, which is set to premiere later this year. "...It's so fun to play a 13-year-old. It's literally my voice. I told them, 'I'm a one-trick pony, this is all you get' and for some reason, they were OK with that. So it's great. I get to go to work in my pajamas and have a good time."
Song isn't the only one to revisit her child star days. In 2018, Culkin admitted he rewatched Home Alone on dates during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "It's like a thing. It's like you get like a new girlfriend and you're just flipping through the channels, and there's Home Alone," he said. "And she's like 'You wanna watch it?' You want to watch Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin, don't you? She's like, 'Yeeess.''
Song and Culkin are set to be co-stars in former child star Seth Green's Changeland along with Clare Grant, Rose Williams, Kedar Williams-Stirling and Randy Orton. "I feel so lucky to have had a wealth of talented performers to bring this story to life," Green said in a statement. "I asked a lot of my cast and crew and everyone delivered beyond expectations."