13. A pure brunette, Zooey Deschanel sported gentle blonde locks as Jovie, Buddy’s fellow Gimbels elf and love curiosity. However she did not dye her hair for this position.
“I needed to dye my hair blonde for a display screen check for a film that by no means occurred earlier than I did Elf. And I went in for the assembly for Elf, after which I requested them, ‘Might I dye my hair again to my pure shade?'” the New Woman star informed Stylecaster. “And so they mentioned, ‘No, you must preserve your hair what it was within the assembly.’ So I needed to wait till I used to be accomplished with that film. However as quickly as I used to be accomplished with that film, I just about dyed it again.”
14. Ming Ming the elf is performed by A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley in a cameo position, a casting transfer Favreau made for a selected purpose.
“I wished a number of the Christmas Story, that good mojo, that was our purpose,” he informed Billingsley on ABC Information. “We had been half-joking, saying, ‘Possibly sometime this can be like Christmas Story the place yearly they will watch it.'”