Kieran Culkin reveals he first appeared on SNL skit at age NINE


Kieran Culkin reveals he first appeared on Saturday Night Live at age NINE in a skit with Dana Carvey… ahead of his own ‘surreal’ first-time hosting gig


Succession’s Kieran Culkin says it’s ‘crazy’ and ‘surreal’ getting to host this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

But the 39-year-old star is no stranger to Studio 8H as he previously made a small cameo in a sketch during his older brother Macaulay’s hosting gig back in 1991.

Kieran – who was just nine-year-old at the time of the taping – was utilized in a Dana Carvey led bit that saw him donning a matching medieval outfit with the SNL alum.

No stranger: Succession's Kieran Culkin revealed on the Tonight Show that he first appeared on Saturday Night Live back at just nine-year-old

No stranger: Succession’s Kieran Culkin revealed on the Tonight Show that he first appeared on Saturday Night Live back at just nine-year-old

But the actor divulged on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that the  appearance also gave way to an awkward encounter with another SNL alum.

The actor recalled his mother sucking up to then-ensemble member Kevin Nealon and telling him ‘you’re my son’s favorite.’

However as a filter-less youngin at the time he recalled quipping at his mom ‘He’s my second favorite, Dana Carvey is my favorite.’

Kieran said Nealon took the unintentional dig with stride and still ‘thanked’ him for his admiration.

Iconic: He made a small cameo in a Dana Carvey led sketch during his older brother Macaulay's hosting gig back in 1991

Iconic: He made a small cameo in a Dana Carvey led sketch during his older brother Macaulay’s hosting gig back in 1991

Awkward encounter: But the actor divulged on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that the appearance also gave way to an awkward encounter with SNL alum Kevin Nealon

Awkward encounter: But the actor divulged on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that the appearance also gave way to an awkward encounter with SNL alum Kevin Nealon

11-year-old Macaulay is the second youngest to host the long-running show, behind Drew Barrymore who was just seven when she hosted.

Earlier in this Tonight Show appearance, Kieran built excitement for his hosting debut – which will feature Ed Sheeran as musical guest.  

‘It’s crazy. Yeah, it’s — it’s absolutely insane,’ he said of the honor.  

‘It is just surreal and everyone says like, you know, “just try to capture moments or something because it just moves so fast”, And I can’t really even do that because there’s just so much work to be done like we did the table read and there was like 38 scripts, and I get about halfway through.’

Surreal: Culkin says it's 'crazy' and 'surreal' getting to host this week's episode of Saturday Night Live

Surreal: Culkin says it’s ‘crazy’ and ‘surreal’ getting to host this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live

Roman Roy: The 39-year-old actor delights as cocky and obnoxiously quick-witted Roman Roy on the hit HBO show Succession— the youngest son of media tycoon Logan Roy

Roman Roy: The 39-year-old actor delights as cocky and obnoxiously quick-witted Roman Roy on the hit HBO show Succession— the youngest son of media tycoon Logan Roy

The vibe is drastically different than the paced production of his hit HBO series Succession, which premiered its third season season last month.

It’s already been renewed for season four. 

Culkin plays the role of cocky and obnoxiously quick-witted Roman Roy on the show, which centers around the Roy family, dysfunctional one-percenters who are owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate.

Writer/creator Jesse Armstrong had previously divulged that he drew inspiration from a combination of the Murdoch, Disney, Roberts and Redstone families. 

Famous siblings: Kieran seen with older brother Macaulay, now 41, back in 2001

Famous siblings: Kieran seen with older brother Macaulay, now 41, back in 2001

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