Comedian Tim Allen has played Buzz Lightyear since 1995's Toy Story and reprised the role in each subsequent film. As the actor gears up to play the character one more time in Toy Story 4, Allen revealed his favorite moments playing Buzz.
During a press conference for Toy Story 4, Allen revealed his most memorable moments from the films. "I love kids, kind of. I like families, but my comedy for twenty or thirty years is not for children. So sometimes my memorable things is saying stuff Buzz would generally not say after a long day of doing the same thing over and over again. But the classic to me is when I would ad lib. It's not like Robin [Williams] when he did Aladdin. When I ad lib, it's not a happy moment for the animators... they gotta go back and reanimate."
Giving specific examples, Allen said, "Mrs. Nesbit, when I get drunk on Darjeeling tea, and I'm holding my own arm in my hand. I said, 'Is the hat too much, is the hat too much?' It's under my breath as I walk out of that scene. It was hysterical, and they left that in. And when Woody goes, 'You are a toy.' And Buzz goes, 'You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.' That was, again, animators going, 'That's funnier than what we wrote.' Those moments are great to me, because early on they'd give it to me. Lately, they just say, 'Tim, read it as written.'"
Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Keanu Reeves, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Tony Hale. The film opens June 21.
(via Screen Rant)