Casper’s Devon Sawa Calls Christina Ricci a ‘Star’

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Can he maintain her? Devon Sawa couldn’t be extra happy with his former Casper costar Christina Ricci’s success — even in any case these years.

“Makes me smile seeing how good she’s doing. What a star,” Sawa, 44, wrote by way of Instagram on Tuesday, September 13, alongside a photograph of the Yellowjackets actress, 42, posing on the 2022 Emmys the place she was nominated for Excellent Supporting Actress in a Drama Collection. 

Sawa and Ricci first starred reverse each other in 1995’s Casper. The Chucky actor portrayed the pleasant ghost in his human kind whereas Ricci, for her half, performed Kat Harvey, Casper’s BFF and eventual love curiosity. Within the ultimate moments of the movie, the pair dance collectively earlier than sharing an onscreen kiss — one thing Sawa was glad to participate in.

“I don’t know why I wasn’t nervous, Christina was a lovely woman and I used to be a younger boy,” he advised E! Information throughout an October 2021 interview. “I don’t know, the day was simply very simple and everyone was so respectful and it was thrilling. I can’t lie, I keep in mind being excited the entire day. It was simply a variety of enjoyable.”

The twosome then reunited lower than a 12 months later for the approaching of age movie Now and Then, with Ricci within the function of tomboy Roberta Martin and Sawa enjoying her enemy — and crush — Scott Wormer. The drama, which premiered simply 5 months after Casper, had the duo sharing one other candy smooch.


Devon Sawa and Christina Ricci in ‘Now and Then’

“I credit score her for getting that function,” Sawa advised E!. “We acquired alongside fairly nicely in the small period of time I did work on Casper. We’re the identical age and I ended up going and doing faculty together with her whereas I used to be there. I labored one or two days, however I used to be there for possibly two weeks. She simply remembered and really useful me and I put myself on tape and I acquired it. We frolicked loads through the shoot.”

Nevertheless, whereas Sawa might have ultimately warmed as much as Ricci, he initially admitted to being intimidated by the Sleepy Hole star.

“She had just a little little bit of an ‘I’m the boss round right here’ vibe,” he advised Vulture in November 2019. “However she warmed up rapidly. We had chemistry straight away, I believe. We clicked as buddies actually rapidly.”

Whereas Sawa might have perceived Ricci as a “boss,” the California native, in the meantime, seems again on the expertise and sees somebody fairly totally different.

“If you happen to really watch Casper, I’m horrible in it,” the No Emptiness star stated throughout an August look on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. “Folks get so upset after I say that. And I’m like, ‘No, it’s an exquisite film.’ It’s a childhood treasure for folks. However I’m horrible in it.”

She continued, “I used to be 13, there was loads occurring. I used to be 13, every little thing was very troublesome and I used to be simply at all times aggravated and I simply don’t assume I attempted very laborious to inform you the reality. Embarrassingly, I’ve to say, I don’t assume I attempted as laborious as possibly I ought to have.”

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