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

Can he preserve her? Devon Sawa couldn’t be extra happy with his former Casper costar Christina Ricci’s success — even in spite of everything these years.

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Can he preserve her? Devon Sawa couldn’t be extra happy with his former Casper costar Christina Ricci’s success — even in spite of everything these years.

“Makes me smile seeing how good she’s doing. What a star,” Sawa, 44, wrote through 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 opposite one another in 1995’s Casper. The Chucky actor portrayed the pleasant ghost in his human type whereas Ricci, for her half, performed Kat Harvey, Casper’s BFF and eventual love curiosity. Within the closing moments of the movie, the pair dance collectively earlier than sharing an onscreen kiss — one thing Sawa was joyful to participate in.

“I don’t know why I wasn’t nervous, Christina was a ravishing lady and I used to be a younger boy,” he advised E! News 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 bear in mind being excited the entire day. It was simply a number of enjoyable.”

The twosome then reunited less than a year later for the approaching of age movie Now and Then, with Ricci within the function of tomboy Roberta Martin and Sawa taking part in 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'

Devon Sawa and Christina Ricci in ‘Now and Then’

“I credit score her for getting that function,” Sawa advised E!. “We obtained alongside fairly nicely in the small amount of time I did work on Casper. We’re the identical age and I ended up going and doing college 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 obtained it. We frolicked loads throughout the shoot.”

Nonetheless, whereas Sawa could have finally warmed as much as Ricci, he initially admitted to being intimidated by the Sleepy Hole star.

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

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

“In case you truly 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 once 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 happening. I used to be 13, all the pieces was very tough and I used to be simply all the time irritated and I simply don’t suppose I attempted very arduous to let you know the reality. Embarrassingly, I’ve to say, I don’t suppose I attempted as arduous as possibly I ought to have.”

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