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Tim Allen’s Daughter Says Filming with Her Dad Was a “Surreal” Experience

Actor Tim Allen and his 13-year-old daughter recently shared a sweet moment on the red carpet as they talked about Allen’s new Christmas mini-series on Disney+.

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Elizabeth Allen-Dick is the daughter of Tim Allen and his wife Jane Hajduk. The young actress says working alongside her dad in the new Disney+ series The Santa Clauses has been a good experience for her.

“He was there when I needed help, but he also let me kind of figure it out, too, which I really liked,” Allen-Dick said during an interview.

Allen’s daughter was originally cast as an elf who only had one line and was to largely remain in the background, per her father’s request. But her comedic abilities impressed the team, and she was cast as Allen’s on-set daughter, Sandra.

“She drilled a very difficult mood joke, and she kept on it all the way through,” Tim Allen said, speaking about Elizabeth’s audition that ultimately landed her the part.

Elizabeth recalls the first day of filming with her dad: “Walking down, he has the fat suit on, the makeup and the hair, and it was just the most surreal moment. I got goosebumps and I see like everyone around me, the whole cast and crew is like speechless.”
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The actress is young, but she seems to have a firm grasp on the influence of her father’s character in The Santa Clause film series and in the mini-series for Disney+, The Santa Clauses.

“It’s crazy because I have to think like, this is the character that they watched when they were like kids, and it was amazing to see,” she said.

Though Elizabeth is his daughter, Tim Allen has been clear that she earned her role in the new mini-series.

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“It had very little to do [with the fact] that she’s related to me,” he said. “She earned it.”

Elizabeth says her dad let her experience things the way she wanted to, and she was grateful for that.

“He taught me a lot of things, but one that stuck with me was [about] getting into the character and then adding your little twist to it,” she said. “Being that character, get used to the character, make friends with the character and then kind of add some of your qualities to it and see how you can make it your own.”

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!