When "The Big Bang Theory" was casting back in 2006, they really wanted MACAULAY CULKIN for one of the parts . . . although it's unclear which one.
On JOE ROGAN's podcast, Macaulay said, quote, "They pursued me . . . and I said, like, 'No' . . . then they came back at me again, and I said, 'No, no, no. Again, flattered, but like, no.' Then they came back at me AGAIN, and even my manager was like twisting my arm."
But Macaulay thought he'd be miserable. He added, quote, "Listen, I'd have hundreds of millions of dollars now if I did that gig. At the same time, I'd be bashing my head against the wall."