Actor and comedian Tim Allen revealed he just wrapped filming for “Toy Story 4,” and the celebrity said the experience was a bit emotional.
Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear, teased the film in a tweet Wednesday, describing the fourth installment of the “Toy Story” saga as a “wonderful full body story” that’s “got everything.”
Finished my Buzz for Toy Story 4 today and it got emotional. Wonderful full body story. You are all going to love the work this incredible team at Pixar created. We are all going to love this story….man its got everything.
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) January 31, 2019
Actor Tom Hanks, who plays Woody in the films, posted a celebratory message on Instagram this week.
“Final line, final session as Woody of Toy Story 4,” he wrote. “We rode like the wind, to infinity and beyond.”
As for Allen, he and his popular sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” became something of a lightening rod in the so-called “culture wars.”
After ABC canned the comedy for what Allen believes might have been political reasons, Fox picked up the 30-minute show. New episodes started airing in September of last year.
On a personal level, Allen has had a complex history with faith. In the mid-1990s, he described himself as “a pretty solid Christian” and today plays a sitcom character — Mike Baxter — who is characterized as “a conservative and devout Christian.”
Allen fell into a destructive lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse following his father’s death when Allen was just 11 years old, even spending a couple years in prison. Reflecting back, Allen said he’s had a “curious relationship” with God.
He said in 2017 during an interview with Closer that he certainly believes in a creator, whom he called “the builder,” and emphasized his desire to have a relationship with God.
“I don’t push it. I just want a relationship with whoever built me,” he said. “This is too much, too weird that it happened by accident. It didn’t happen by accident.”