Joe Pesci says playing Harry in the ‘Home Alone’ films came with some ‘serious’ pain
Joe Pesci, the Academy Award-winning actor who portrayed criminal Harry Lime in the iconic Christmas film, ‘Home Alone’, recently opened up about the pain he endured while making the movie. In an interview with People, Pesci shared how he suffered severe burns to his scalp while filming one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
The scene that caused Pesci’s serious burns involved his character, Harry, attempting to climb through a window and being hit in the head with an iron by Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin. The iron was supposed to have a fake glow, but due to a technical error, it was heated to an extreme temperature, causing Pesci’s scalp to suffer third-degree burns.
Despite the pain and suffering he had to go through, Pesci carried on with his work and finished filming the movie. He even joked about the incident in a later interview, saying that he was going for a new hairstyle but didn’t realize it would involve lighting his head on fire.
The Legacy of ‘Home Alone’:
Despite the physical and emotional pain that Joe Pesci had to endure while filming ‘Home Alone’, the movie’s legacy is undeniable. The film has become a beloved classic and is often considered one of the best Christmas films of all time. Pesci’s role as Harry Lime has also become a fan favorite and helped cement his status as one of Hollywood’s most talented actors.
While filming ‘Home Alone’ may have brought some serious pain to Joe Pesci, it is clear that the movie’s lasting impact has made it all worth it. As fans continue to enjoy the film each holiday season, they can appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into making it, even if it caused a few burns along the way.