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Donald Trump made his way into Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, according to beloved sequel director Chris Columbus.
The filmmaker hadn’t originally planned to include a scene starring the future American frontman in the 1992 family vacation classic, starring Macaulay Culkin, but the cameo was a condition of the lobby’s rental. Plaza hotel.
“Like most places in New York City, you only pay a fee and you’re allowed to shoot in that location,” Columbus recalls to The Insider. “We approached the Plaza Hotel, which was owned by Trump at the time, because we wanted to shoot in the lobby. We couldn’t reconstruct The Plaza on a soundstage.
“Trump said OK. We paid the fees, but he also said, “The only way to use the Plaza is to find me in the movie. “”
Chris went on to explain that the audience’s reaction to Trump’s cameo during the first screenings was a surprise.
“So we agreed to put it in the movie, and when we first screened it, the strangest thing happened – people were clapping when Trump appeared on screen. So I said to my editor, ‘Leave it in the movie. It’s a moment for the public ”. But he intimidated his way into the film. ”
Trump’s Home Alone 2 cameo made headlines over Christmas last year (December 19) after CBC officials changed his appearance in the film, sparking outrage from his supporters.
“As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for a while,” CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said in a statement at the time. “The scene with Donald Trump was one of many that were cut from the film because none of them were part of the plot. These changes were made in 2014, when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected president. “