Macaulay Culkin Says He Turned Down ‘The Big Bang Theory’ 3 Times

CBS sitcom is now one of the most popular shows on broadcast

In a new interview on Thursday, Macaulay Culkin revealed that he was “pursued” by producers offering him a role on “The Big Bang Theory” years ago, but the actor turned down the opportunity — three times.

“They pursued me for ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and I said no,” Culkin said on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “The way the pitch was, ‘Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!’ That was the pitch. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m cool, thanks.'”

But according to Culkin, he was offered a role on the show two more times. He did not specify which role he would have been considered for.

“Even my manager was, like, twisting my arm,” he said.

Warner Bros. didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Currently approaching its 12th season on CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” has since grown into one of the most popular comedies on television. Its stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki are among the highest-paid actors on television, earning as much as $1 million an episode.

“I’d have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig,” Culkin said. “At the same time, I’d be bashing my head against the wall.”