Hollywood star Tim Allen has revealed that he got emotional on the set of his new Disney+ show “The Santa Clauses” while acting with his daughter for the first time.
His daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, co-stars alongside her father in the show.
Allen is playing Santa and Elizabeth is playing Santa’s daughter, Sandra.
Tim said: “As I walked on set for the first time in the full regalia, everybody got very quiet, both adults and kids.
“When I show up dressed in the full suit and everything else, there’s big smiles on people’s faces.
“Little kids are quiet.
“I had totally forgotten that.
“It does feel like Santa’s in the room.
“It’s difficult to believe, but it had very little to do with me,” Allen said of his daughter’s role in the show.
“I wanted to put my youngest daughter as an elf, just so she’d see herself in a movie.
“But as she was reading for that, she read so well that they said, ‘We’d like to read her for more of a part.’
“I said, ‘Whatever you want to do. I want nothing to do with it. I don’t want to pitch my daughter for a part in the movie.’
“But she ended up moving to the high ranks.
“They loved how she read, loved it so much because she’s playing a 13-year-old girl and she is 13.
“They ended up casting her as Santa’s daughter.
“It was a surprise but it became the most amazing experience.”
“I don’t want to give too much away, but she doesn’t want to go,” Allen says about the show’s story which centers around moving his North Pole-born children to Chicago so they can learn what the real world is like.
“So I tell her, ‘Being afraid is okay as long as we can be afraid together.’
“Even saying the line, I get a little choked up.
“I looked right at her.
“One of my photographer buddies was shooting and said it was tear-jerking to watch.
“I said, ‘Well, I’m looking at my kid.’
“And she literally showed what I learned from Pat Richardson on Home Improvement: Real actors can really emote real emotions.
“She did it to me there, and I reacted to it, and it was an amazing moment. I’ll never forget it.
“My daughter is playing my daughter in the movie.
“The line kept coming back to me, ‘Has she ever done this before?’ And I said, ‘No.’ But she’s read scripts with me all the time.
“We got to play all the time as a comedian.
“I’m that way around the house,” he said.
“She’s able to take a line, make it her own, add value to it and be honest about it.
“And it was an amazing experience.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 12, 2022
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) September 13, 2022