CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 Cast Encourage Fans to ‘Choose Joy’
By Movieguide® Staff
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 star Goldie Hawn said that she is grateful to show love and kindness through her character in Netflix’s THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES series.
“It’s such a gift,” the 75-year-old Academy Award-winning actress and grandmother told the Christian Post. “It’s like, ‘Thank you.’ I actually personify a really kind person … a kind-hearted mother figure. I thought it was really, really, really wonderful.”
Hawn co-stars alongside Kurt Russell, whom she’s been with for 37 years. The couple portrays the iconic holiday duo Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Christmas movie sequel.
Russell, who also starred in the first movie, noted the religious roots of the real-life Santa Claus and called him “one of the most important characters of all time.”
“I can’t believe I get the opportunity to play him,” Russell said. “He [was] a real man, a real person, a very religious person. He found a way to not only enjoy life but enjoy what he could be over a 1,700 year period.”
Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley joins Russell and Hawn in the sequel as well.
Williams-Paisley hopes that THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 will provide comfort for families amid a holiday season marked by COVID-19.
“It’s about a family coming together and facing tough times and facing sadness and loss together at different paces,” Williams-Paisley explained. “I think it’s really important that these kinds of movies reflect that truth for people.”
Hawn agreed and encouraged people to choose joy ahead of the holiday season.
“Sometimes joy is in the small things,” Hawn said. “Not the big moments, but those small moments that, in many ways, are the things that you’re going to take with you when you finally meet your Maker. I just think it’s important to focus on them. That’s where our greatest feelings of well-being can come from.”
“And if you don’t know what they are, then get a notebook and start writing them down because they’re there. That’s one way of understanding them,” Hawn added.