While outgoing US President Donald Trump was recently banned from Twitter, many Mum I Missed Plane fans have been calling for his cameo to be removed from the movie. Macaulay Culkin, who played young Kevin MacCallister at the time, also let it be known on his Twitter account that he approved of the proposal.
As a reminder, the actor had indeed very briefly given the reply to the future President in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel, in New York. A cameo which – according to the director of the film Chris Columbus – had also been imposed by Trump on the production against the authorization to shoot in the luxurious hotel, which belonged to him at the time.
After congratulating a first spectator for having digitally erased Donald Trump from the scene in question, the interpreter of Kevin MacCallister also expressed his approval before the proposal of a second fan. The latter had indeed suggested that the President be numerically replaced by Macaulay Culkin himself, now 40 years old.
“Sold”, answered the actor.
In December 2019, the Canadian channel CBC had already cut the famous scene during a broadcast of Mom, I missed the plane again. A decision which had reacted the American President himself, and which the channel had explained by declaring that the footage had been removed long before Trump’s election:
“As is often the case for cinema films adapted for the small screen, Mum I still missed the plane was put back up for reasons of duration”, thus declared a representative of CBC. “The scene with Donald Trump is one of many sequences that were cut because none of it was essential to the plot. These cuts were made in 2014 when we acquired the film and before that Mr. Trump is elected President. “