Monday, November 20, 2006

John Goodman Sees Santa As ‘Just Another Working Stiff’

BURBANK, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Playing Santa Claus can be a daunting task – even for a heavyweight actor like John Goodman.

He plays Kris Kringle in the upcoming holiday movie, The Year Without A Santa Claus, and says the key to the character is to play him as “just another working stiff.”

The movie marks at least the fifth time he’s played the character, including a time he dressed up as Santa for his fraternity while back in college.

It hasn’t always been a happy experience. In his words, “I did it once for my family and as I walked down the stairs, everyone started screaming and crying – even the grown-ups.”

The Year Without A Santa Claus – which co-stars Delta Burke as Mrs. Claus – debuts December 11 on NBC.

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