Macaulay Culkin tweets JK Rowling his CV asking for a role in the next 'Fantastic Beasts' movie
The 'Home Alone' star recently sent his CV to JK Rowling reminding her that he has had previous experience with magical roles if she were to cast him in her film
Ladies and gentlemen, time to take out your notebooks, pens and take notes, as Macaulay Culkin shows us how to not waste an opportunity.
The 'Home Alone' star has recently sent his CV to JK Rowling in order to get an opportunity to appear in her upcoming film, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' amid the heated casting controversy surrounding Nagini. The actor has been keeping quite a low profile as an adult but seems like he ready to get back out into Hollywood. And he even has a pretty unusual way of promoting his skills and sending out his CV. The 38-year-old chose to send the 'Harry Potter' author his credentials via Twitter. Now that is something you don't usually see happening.
Hey @jk_rowling I'm with you!— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) September 26, 2018
Nagini can be whatever she wants to be! She's a strong woman/snake.
Also, can you write me into the next movie? I'm Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone: The Movie) and I was also a Pagemaster (experienced with magic)...
And the actor did not stop there, he even name-dropped when he mentioned Fantastic Beasts star Dan Fogler in another tweet, where he even mentioned an incentive were Rowling to take his casting seriously.
Hey @mrdanfogler put in a good word for me. There's a back rub in it for you. ;)— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) September 26, 2018
BTW, it's me Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone 2/we're friends in real life).
The actor's series of tweets come after Rowling had to defend why she cast a South Korean actress for the role of Nagini in the upcoming sequel. Claudia Kim was revealed to be playing the role of Nagini, a human who had cursed blood and has the ability to transform into a snake in the final trailer for the upcoming Crimes Of Grindelwald. But some fans are concerned that the series has not only decided to use an Asian woman for the main role, but also a character which is submissive and a property of none other than Voldemort.
Here's a tweet from a fan who just couldn't bear this:
@jk_rowling listen Joanne, we get it, you didn't include enough representation when you wrote the books. But suddenly making Nagini into a Korean woman is garbage.— Jen Moulton (@J_A_Moulton) September 26, 2018
Representation as an afterthought for more woke points is not good representation. https://t.co/UIrR7yiKQD
But, Rowling responded and defended her decision in the most charming way. "The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name “Nagini”. They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi,’ she wrote, before concluding, ‘have a lovely day’ and adding the snake emoji.