Joe Pesci reveals he suffered "serious burns" while filming the iconic Christmas film Home Alone

Publish Date
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 9:41AM

Unbelievably, this year marks a massive 32 years since the first Home Alone film was released.

And if like us, you've spent the past three decades watching the film series every Christmas, you may be surprised to know that Joe Pesci suffered "serious burns" to his head while filming Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

The 79-year-old star reprised his role as criminal Harry in the 1992 sequel and while he had a body double for the "real heavy stunts," only now has he admitted suffered serious injuries as a result of the pranks played on his buffoonish character.

Pesci said: "In addition to the expected bumps, bruises, and general pains that you would associate with that particular type of physical humour, I did sustain serious burns to the top of my head during the scene where Harry's hat is set on fire."

The actor also revealed he deliberately kept his distance from Macaulay Culkin on the set of the films in order to "maintain the integrity" of their relationship on screen.

He said: "I remember Macaulay as being a really sweet kid and, even at his age, very professional.

"I intentionally limited my interactions with him to preserve the dynamic between his character, Kevin, and my character Harry."

He continued: "[I did not] want it to come across on the screen that we were in any way friendly. I wanted to maintain the integrity of the adversarial relationship."

Poor Joe!

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