AceShowbiz - Tim Allen has divulged that Santa Clause was meant to be murdered in the original script for his movie "The Santa Clause".
Tim went on to share that the film wasn't meant to be so cheerful, and the scene in which he accidentally causes Santa to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve actually had a disturbing twist.
"The original Santa Clause is a little darker, written by two comedians, and I actually shot and killed Santa, in the original movie," he said. "And he fell off the roof, because I thought he was a burglar. And he gives me the card, and the whole movie starts. And the kid goes, 'You just killed Santa.' And I said, 'He shouldn't have been on the roof when he wasn't invited.'"
Tim, who played Scott Calvin in the film and its two sequels, then explained that the then-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, didn't like the planned introduction.
"I'm laughing so hard, but the head of Disney at the time, Katzenberg, says, 'Well, we can't start a movie like that,' and I said, 'Why not?' And he said, 'Well, we can't start a Disney movie with you murdering Santa Claus,'" the 65-year-old recalled. "I said, 'I'm a comedian, why not? That's funny. You kill all the parents in your other films anyway, you know.'"
In addition, Tim recalled a time on the shoot in which he got in trouble with director John Pasquin for cursing and smoking cigarettes on the set. And the star, who is a father to two daughters, insisted that he's not that great with children.
"I'm literally the last guy in the world who should be Santa Claus, because I don't like kids all that much. I'm not going to hurt them. I don't say inappropriate stuff, I just don't like them," he joked, before describing a time on the shoot in which he was being pestered by the children playing elves. "So, these kids are asking me questions, 'What does Santa eat? What do the elves eat?' And I go, 'How the hell would I know what they eat?' But all that comes out of my mouth, I said, 'Err, reindeer I guess.' It's the best I could come up with. 'Why do you like milk and cookies?' 'Because it takes the edge off the Jack and Coke.' Wrong guy to be Santa."