It wasn’t only his busy filming schedule that kept actor David Krumholtz from returning to it Santa Claus 3: escape clause Together with the star of the trilogy, Tim Allen.
In a new interview with Eagle, Krumholtz reveals that his favorite fan Santa Clause The character, the grumpy but lovable Bernard, actually had an important role in the third installment of the Christmas comedy. After appearing in the original version of 1994 and the second part of 2002 Santa Claus 2 As head of Santa’s (Allen) playroom, he said “the story about my schedule is true, but it’s also somewhat untrue” when explaining his absence in the 2006 film.
At that time he was starring in the CBS crime drama PrepareKrumholtz maintains that he was willing to make his schedule fit for filming and the show, and his character was not “underestimated” in the script.
Bernard was in the third movie. They sent me the text, I had a very important role. We set the schedule, which would have been hell for me, but I was going to make it work. And it was all about to take off,” he explained. “But I can say the character depreciated a little bit and I couldn’t conscientiously do it.”
While Krumholtz says he thinks “the first two are really distinct” with the first Santa Clause Being a ‘classic’, he watched the third movie and for him it’s ‘not the same’. Still, he has fond feelings about the legacy Santa Clause The films he was a part of.
“It is strange to be part of something that has been going on for all this time, being run every year and has become a tradition in people’s homes,” he said. “I never would have imagined I would have this conversation years later.”
The actor was 16 years old when Santa Clause – which sees the last divorcee and father Scott Calvin recruited to replace the man in red after he accidentally scared Santa, causing him to fall from a roof – debuted in theaters in November 1994. While some fans assumed that santa He died after falling from the roof, and Krumholtz says he never saw it that way.
“I’ve never seen him die,” he says. “He falls off the roof, hurts himself badly, and magically disappears. I don’t know, you call that death?”
Either way, the actor enjoyed the movie for its narrative about family and divorce. “I love that it’s about divorce,” Krumholtz says. “It’s really about divorce at its core. I thought that was really the basis of the movie. So, no matter what you see in it after that point, once the movie earns its foundation as a divorce comedy, it’s nice to have an animatronic reindeer and a little jewish elf running around.” “.