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+.
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.
“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.
“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.”