Mack and Wil Wheaton Talk Growing Up In Hollywood And ‘Stand By Me’
On this week’s episode of the Bunny Ears podcast, Macaulay Culkin and Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Toy Soldiers, and Star Trek: The Next Generation) sit down to talk child stardom, shitty parents, and, of course, Trekkie stuff. So if you like any of those things, this is definitely the podcast for you.
Mack and Wil get things started by discussing why “Wil” is only spelled with one “L,” and then quickly find out that they have a lot in common. They delve into coming to terms with bad dads, and whether or not it’s possible to watch your own work objectively as an adult.
Wil shares some stories from his (arguably) most iconic movie, Stand By Me, and talks about his relationships with Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and the late River Phoenix. He also talks about his experience making Toy Soldiers, and he and Mack bond over having awesome on-set tutors.
They round it all out by talking about Deep Space Nine, comics, and Wil’s thoughts on ultimately having a lasting career in television instead of movies. Oh, and they definitely also talk the tragedy that is the DC movie-verse (how could they not? How could anybody not?).
If you want more of Wil, check him out on WilWheaton.net and on Instagram at ItsWilWheaton. And, as always, if you want more Macaulay Culkin, visit him on Instagram here, Twitter here, and subscribe to his YouTube channel (where he posts a wealth of hilarious content) here.