Mel Gibson felt 'charmed' by Fatman script

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2020
Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

According to Mel Gibson, he joined 'Fatman' after being "charmed" by the movie's script

Mel Gibson joined 'Fatman' after being "charmed" by the movie's script.

The 64-year-old actor plays an unorthodox Santa Claus in the new comedy film, and he's admitted to loving the "absurdity" of the script.

He shared: "I was charmed by the script. It does have a dark side to it and an absurdity. It definitely travels into the absurd, but I think ... underlying all of it, it has a lot of good heart in it."

In the movie, Mel's character becomes embroiled in a battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin who has been hired by a young boy after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

The Hollywood star loved the story and jumped at the chance to star in the film.

Mel told HeyUGuys: "At the centre of it, it's kind of got a warm beating heart, which is kind of nice.

"It just charmed me when I read it and it's straightforward in its oddness and its simplicity."

Mel also relished the experience of working with Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

The veteran actor revealed that his co-star helped to keep spirits high on the film's set by baking cookies for the cast.

Speaking about his co-star, Mel – who also appears alongside Walton Goggins and Robert Bockstael in the film – said: "She's very warm and she imbued all the qualities of warmth and motherhood and love that Mrs Claus should have.

"And she was a good cook, she made cookies and so ... I think it really worked great."


  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

An unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his struggling business. Meanwhile a 12 year old boy, unhappy at receiving a lump of coal in his stocking, hires a hit man to kill Santa.