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‘Clause 2’ gives Mitchell the gift of stardom
In ”The Santa Clause 2,” Scott Calvin (played by Tim Allen) has to find a Mrs. Claus if he wants to continue to be Mr. Claus.
The cold-but-highly-efficient high school principal Carol Newman might seem an unlikely candidate for the gregarious Santa/Calvin on his return to Earth from the North Pole. Especially since Newman is taking a tough line on the school misbehavior of Calvin’s son.
But you never know. After all, it’s Christmas (actually, the charming and fanciful ”The Santa Clause 2” will be released nationally tomorrow). One thing is for certain: Newman is the major starring role of Elizabeth Mitchell’s career to date. So there’s one nice present for the pleasant, tall-but-delicate-looking 32-year-old.
That said, she has already had an interesting and busy career. Her first part was in ”Alice in the Looking Glass” at the Dallas Theater Center. Mitchell was 7 at the time.
”I was pretty terrified, and then all of a sudden I wasn’t anymore,’‘ she said during an interview at The Ritz Carlton Boston Common hotel, where she was in town recently to promote ”The Santa Clause 2.”
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