Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci claims that playing Harry in the “Home Alone” films was a difficult task

It is said that artists must be open to doing anything to create art. Joe Pesci believes this includes lighting his head on fire.

People interviewed the Oscar winner about the making of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, which was released on the 30th anniversary of the original film. He also recalled how physically demanding the comedy was for him.

Pesci stated that it was a refreshing change to make “Home Alone” films. The email interview was published Tuesday.

Pesci was the lead role in the highly successful franchise as one half of a bungling thief couple (alongside Daniel Stern), who is constantly outdone by Macaulay, Culkin’s clever child. Pesci acknowledged that the movies were “a more physical kind of comedy, therefore a little more challenging.”

Pesci’s character Harry stumbles unassisted into a trap set by Kevin Culkin, leading to a fiery finale.

The “Goodfellas star” recalled that, in addition to the usual bumps and bruises that would be associated with this particular form of physical humor, they also suffered serious burns to his top head during the scene when Harry’s hat was set on fire.

Harry’s head is set on fire twice in the movie. Once in “Home Alone”, 1990, and again in 1992, when Harry (Stern), chased Kevin through a house during renovations. (Pesci didn’t clarify in which film he suffered his injury.

Pesci said that he was “lucky enough to have professional stuntmen perform the heavy stunts.”

“Home Alone 2,” released on November 20, 1992, in theaters, welcomed back Pesci and Culkin, Stern, Catherine O’Hara, and John Heard, as Kevin’s parents. Brenda Fricker, an Oscar-winning actress, portrayed the role of the Pigeon Lady in the movie.

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