We’ve all seen it – Home Alone is one of, if not the most, quintessential Christmas films.
For many people, Macaulay Culkin’s iconic screaming face is one of the first images that comes to mind for many people when they think of the holiday season.
However, there is one detail about the well-loved flick that many fans are only just realising, and it concerns a character who is key to the plot of the movie!
The whole story is kicked off by the fact that the family’s youngest, Kevin, gets accidentally left behind when the rest of the McCallisters are on their way to Paris for Christmas.
It is naturally his mum Kate, played by the legendary Catherine O’Hara, that realises their mistake — but only when they are up in the air and already halfway to France.
The main story then unfolds from there, when Kevin wakes up alone at home, and has to fend off attacks from the notorious Wet Bandits. While this is going on, we also follow Kate trying desperately to return to the States to try and get back to her son.
However, fans have recently had their minds blown by a fact completely unrelated to the movie’s story.
Catherine O’Hara’s age at the time of filming the flick was just thirty-six. The Schitt’s Creek actress appeared a lot older to many fans, though, and people have been shocked by this revelation.
Justbri_always on TikTok shared a video explaining the star’s age, which has racked up an impressive 1.5 million views.
In the clip, she explained that O’Hara was actually the same age in the movie as Lindsay Lohan is now. When you consider that the character of Kate is supposed to have 5 children, with the eldest well into their teenage years, that’s pretty wild.
Fans of the movie took to TikTok’s comments section to share their thoughts on this revelation.
One user wrote: “Sorry but my theory is millennials don’t age the same as gen X or boomers.”
Another said: “There’s no way OMG.”
A third commented: “It’s gotta be the hair and makeup. It’s evolved so much. My aunties wore lipstick to look older lol.”
A fourth justified their shock: “It’s the perception cuz we grew up watching them at a younger age.”