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Extras - Sir Ian McKellen explains acting to Andy (Ricky Gervais)

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Santa TJS

That's right,no one is Santa they are pretending to be a Santa. Not sure that is always understood.

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Chris Capstone

That's right,no one is Santa they are pretending to be a Santa. Not sure that is always understood.

 

OK, wait a minute TJS, let me get this straight in my mind. I'll accept for the moment that you are indeed NOT Santa. (Which is course difficult for me because you look and act exactly like Santa, but I digress.)

 

Then this means you are simply an actor who pretends or portrays the character of Santa. Thus leading me to the inevitable conclusion that this Santa acting of yours is something you do not do all the time, right?

 

I mean, Sir Ian Mckellen in the above video states very emphatically that he is not a actually a wizard all of the time (news to me) but rather he merely pretended to be a wizard "for the duration of the film."

 

So perhaps you could share with us exactly when you do this pretending to be Santa stuff that you do? Would it be "for the duration of the holiday season" perhaps?

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Santa TJS

After gluing on a human hair wig ,beard mustache and eyebrows and putting on the Santa Suit I pretend to be Santa in every way I can imagine him to be and remain in character until I remove the outfit. I then return to being myself.

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Chris Capstone

After gluing on a human hair wig ,beard mustache and eyebrows and putting on the Santa Suit I pretend to be Santa in every way I can imagine him to be and remain in character until I remove the outfit. I then return to being myself.

 

Wow! What a concept! My wife is going to be really happy to hear this. She will be so relieved

to know she does not have to live with Santa Claus all year (it's bad enough being married a magician.)  :santa_rolleyes:

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Santa TJS

It's kind of being like Clark Kent only I don't have a cape to fly with or change in a phone both lol

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SCSanta

It's kind of being like Clark Kent only I don't have a cape to fly with or change in a phone both lol

 

Some of the places I have been, a phone booth to change in would be a step up. (sad but true)

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Santa Castor

Being Santa is like what the sculptor said about sculpting. You imagine how you want Santa to be, and then cut away everything that doesn't look like what you are imagining.....

Okay, you may have to glue on a moustache and beard, or bleach your own white.....

Oh, and you have to put on a red suit that is meant for being outside in polar regions.....

Well, I guess you really should pad up, you can't exactly cut away anything and look plump....

Oh, I guess you might want to read up on some of the crazy questions kids might ask, it just doesn't fit Santa-ness to look like a deer caught in the headlights...

Be ready to be jolly regardless of the circumstances....

Especially when you get outside and find your car blocked in by someone who double parked next to your car so they wouldn't miss Santa.

Never mind about the sculptor analogy, it's probably not the best way to describe being Santa

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Michael Rielly

Some of the places I have been, a phone booth to change in would be a step up. (sad but true)

HA! So true! I once changed in a closet!

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Michael Rielly

I love the part where he says: "And how did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script..."

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Chris Capstone

"Hummmmmmmm? How would do that?"

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