Alec Baldwin Takes on Santa Claus

Hamptonite Alec Baldwin is already in the holiday spirit. In the new Dreamworks movie Rise of the Guardians— about childhood legends who join forces to protect the kids of the world—Baldwin puts a new twist on Santa Claus with an impressive Russian accent—not to mention “Naughty” and “Nice” tattoos and and overall tough-guy swagger.

“With Santa there’s always a chance to be very bombastic and strident,” Baldwin stated at a press conference in regards to the character, officially named Nicholas St. North. “I tried to vary the tone so he’s roaring and powerful but in other scenes he’s silly and fun, child-friendly.”

Rise of the Guardians hits theaters on November 21. Watch the preview below.

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