Kevin McCallister may have never made it to the Plaza Hotel if Trump didnâ€™t get his way.
The President reportedly will only let crews film on his properties if they write him a part in the movie or TV show being filmed on the site, reportedly actor Matt Damon.
â€œThe deal was in that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part,â€� Damon asserted in an interview with The- Hollywood Reporter.
â€œ[DIRECTOR] Martin Brest had to write something in â€˜Scent of a Womanâ€™ â€” and the whole crew was in on it,” he explained. â€œYou have to waste an hour of your day with a bulls–t shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, ‘Hello, Mr. Trump!’ â€” you had to call him by name â€” and then he exits. You waste a little time so in that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out. But I guess in Home Alone 2 they left it in.â€�
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Damon shared the absorbing tidbit after being asked if he ever met Trump, which he asserted he has not.
In “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,â€� Kevin asks Trump, “whereâ€™s the lobby?” And the then-businessman, who owned the Plaza at the time, replies: â€œdown the hall, to the left.â€�
Besides â€œHome Alone 2,â€� Trump has moreover appeared as himself in the films â€œEddie,â€� â€œ54,â€� â€œZoolander,â€� â€œTwo Weeks Noticeâ€� and more.
He’s moreover made cameos on TV shows like â€œThe Nanny,â€� â€œThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,â€� â€œSpin City,â€� â€œSex and the City,â€� and â€œThe Drew Carey Showâ€� â€” all of course, as his himself.
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner were on â€˜Gossip Girlâ€™ â€˜for the money’
It is unclear if all these films and TV shows had filmed on any of Trump’s properties.
News of Trump’s on-screen dealings comes just after a â€œGossip Girlâ€� profile revealed his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner appeared on the hit CW series for the money.
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