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Kate Hudson Still Gets 10-Cent Residual Checks From 'Home Alone 2'—And Wait, What?

Hudson surprised fans by not only revealing that she gets residual checks for the 'Home Alone 2,' but that she was even in the film in the first place.

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Movie fans did a double take upon discovering actor Kate Hudson was receiving 10-cent residual checks for Home Alone 2, a movie most fans didn't even know she was in.

The Almost Famous star made the unusual revelation on her Sibling Revelry podcast, which she co-hosts with her brother Oliver Hudson.

Actors are paid long-term quarterly residuals for reruns of TV shows and films they've appeared in.

The low payout amount amidst increased streaming was one of the key issues union actors lobbied against during last year's drawn-out SAG/AFTRA strike.

To make a point about chintzy royalties, actors shared their ridiculously low residual checks, including Abbott Elementary star William Stanford Davis, who showed TikTokers a check he received in the amount of a whopping three-cents.

Hudson and guest Joey Lawrence discussed the topic on the latest episode of her podcast after Lawrence said he was still earning residuals for the dozens of commercials he did as a child actor.

Which prompted Hudson to share:

“I still get residuals from Home Alone 2 because I sang in the chorus."
"I’m in that chorus, and then I get 10 cents every once in a while.”

Cue the record scratch.

The internet had to process what they just heard.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was the 1992 sequel to the 1990 holiday classic Home Alone.

The follow-up film's premise centered on Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, getting separated from his family en route to Miami, but this time in New York City.

Hudson, who is 44, was around 11 at the time she appeared in Home Alone 2 as a holiday chorus member alongside some of the McCallister brood.