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Kurt Russell Prepared To Play Santa Claus in 'Christmas Chronicles 2' By Doing This

Kurt Russell Prepared To Play Santa Claus in 'Christmas Chronicles 2' By Doing This

Kurt Russell is returning as Santa Claus in Netflix’s Christmas Chronicles 2 and to prepare for his second round as St. Nicholas, he went deep into the history of his character.

In a new interview with, director and co-writer Chris Columbus opened up about just how dedicated Kurt was to the role of Santa and revealed that he actually wrote about 200 pages of history for the character.

“What’s incredible about it is he truly treats it like method acting,” he shared. “I don’t know if I told you, but he wrote 200 pages of the backstory of Santa Claus.”

Chris added that there were details “about the mythology, about how he met Mrs. Claus…we couldn’t use [all of it], and that is his level of commitment.”

“If you talk with him, he’s very serious about this. He approaches it as if he were a method actor playing Santa Claus. And that’s what got me so excited about the first movie, is that you’re given that as a director and you’ve got to run with it,” he shared. “You’ve got to be like, ‘This is a gift to be able to work with a guy who is so committed to his role.’”

Be sure to check out the trailer for Christmas Chronicles 2, and check out the sweet pictures from the socially distanced premiere!

The Christmas Chronicles 2 premieres on November 25.

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