Digital Spy sat down with Wootton, Joanna Page, Jessica Hynes and director Debbie Isitt to discuss the sequel, which sees harassed teacher Mr Peterson (David Tennant) roped into taking a class of schoolchildren to a Christmas singing contest.
"It was organised, but also you sort of didn't know what you were doing or what was going on," Page said of the on-set dynamic. "And working with the donkey, that was quite difficult..."
The cast were asked to work with both children and animals while improvising, an approach which Wootton suggested should be taken more often.
"I don't think they're asked to improvise enough, little people, because they're brilliant at it," he said.
"You think about it, a child can only respond to the moment, and they always respond very honestly to the moment."
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Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger is released today (November 23) in the UK.
Watch the trailer below: