He asked his friend Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) to put in a good word for him
Macaulay Culkin reached out to J.K. Rowling for a part in the new Fantastic Beasts movie after tweeting his support for the author.
Yesterday (September 27), Rowling responded to critics who branded the Nagini casting as ‘racially insensitive’.
“The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name ‘Nagini,'” she tweeted. “They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi. Have a lovely day.”
Culkin then tweeted the author, writing: “Hey @jk_rowling I’m with you! 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)…”
He followed it up by asking his friend Dan Fogler – who played Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to vouch for him.
“Hey @mrdanfogler put in a good word for me. There’s a back rub in it for you. 😉 BTW, it’s me Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone 2/we’re friends in real life).” Fogler then replied: “Interesting … you do have the same coloring as a the Malfoy clan…” See those tweets below.
The author is yet to respond to Culkin’s offer but fans of the series tweeted their support for the actor. One person wrote: “DRACO MALFOY has an older brother by the way…” while another said “Scorpius Malfoy, best casting choice.”
A third tweeted “He COULD play Abraxus Malfoy,” with others asking the author to give the Home Alone actor “a chance” at the role.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released on November 16. A final trailer, released on Tuesday (September 25), offered a new connection to Harry Potter that fans never saw coming.