Actor Tim Allen said he’s “better as Santa Claus” than in any other role as he praised his new Disney+ series, “The Santa Clauses,” for remembering that Christmas is about a Christian holiday.
“You know, you get around that suit, and I haven’t changed,” Allen explained. “It’s become that stupid thing, and it ain’t me.”
“I’m nowhere near as nice as that guy,” he added. “It’s just amazing how I become that guy, walk on set and people react to it, and I honor it. I don’t make any jokes anymore as I watch my performance, and I literally think I’m better as Santa Claus than I am as anything else because I think for any actor to tease or put on a costume, it’s easy to become that thing.”
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“We honor the Christian tradition without heralding it,” Allen continued. “It’s not – it is what it is. It’s a Christian holiday. So, we don’t belabor it, but we don’t ignore it. I love the way we deal with it.”
Allen embraced the challenges of reprising his Kris Kringle role on a streaming format instead of the big screen.
“I see the beginning, middle and end as though it’s a six-hour movie,” “The Santa Clause 2” star shared. “I said, ‘This thing is very, very good,’ and this is early on, and we continue down this path.”
“This is a new format for me, and then I can get my head around it creatively,” he added. “It’s not a television show. It’s not a movie. It’s what we’ve been forced, challenged to do now is a hybrid. It’s a long movie or a very produced, very creatively elevated television program.”
The first episode of “The Santa Clauses” was released on Disney+ on November 16, and the last show will be available on December 14.
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