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

Can he preserve her? Devon Sawa couldn’t be extra proud of 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, forty 4, wrote by way of Instagram on Tuesday, September thirteen, alongside a photograph of the Yellowjackets actress, forty two, posing on the 2022 Emmys the place she was nominated for excellent Supporting Actress in a Drama collection. 

Sawa and Ricci first starred reverse every fully different in 1995’s Casper. The Chucky actor portrayed the nice ghost in his human type whereas Ricci, for her half, performed Kat Harvey, Casper’s BFF and eventual love curiosity. inside the remaining moments of the film, the pair dance collectively earlier than sharing an onscreen kiss — one factor Sawa was completely satisfied to take part in.

“I don’t know why I wasn’t nervous, Christina was a superb wanting lady and that i used to be a youthful boy,” he advised E! information all by way of 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 preserve in thoughts being excited your full day. It was solely a quantity of pleasurable.”

The twosome then reunited decrease than a 12 months later for the approaching of age film at instances, with Ricci inside the function of tomboy Roberta Martin and Sawa having fun with 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 ‘at instances’

“I credit rating her for getting that function,” Sawa advised E!. “We bought alongside pretty properly in the small interval of time I did work on Casper. we’re the identical age and that i ended up going and doing school collectively with her whereas i used to be there. I labored one or two days, however i used to be there for maybe two weeks. She simply remembered and actually useful me and that i put myself on tape and that i bought it. We frolicked tons by way of the shoot.”

nonetheless, whereas Sawa can have finally warmed as a lot as Ricci, he initially admitted to being intimidated by the Sleepy hole star.

“She had a bit little bit of an ‘I’m the boss round right here’ vibe,” he advised Vulture in November 2019. “however she warmed up quickly. We had chemistry immediately, i really feel. We clicked as mates actually quickly.”

whereas Sawa can have perceived Ricci as a “boss,” the California native, in the meantime, appears again on the expertise and sees somebody pretty fully different.

“inside the event you actually watch Casper, I’m horrible in it,” the No vacancy star said all by way of an August look on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. “of us get so upset as quickly as I say that. and that i’m like, ‘No, it’s an beautiful film.’ It’s a childhood treasure for of us. however i am horrible in it.”

She continued, “i used to be thirteen, there was tons occurring. i used to be thirteen, every little thing was very troublesome and that i used to be simply always aggravated and that i simply don’t assume i tried very laborious to allow you to know the actuality. Embarrassingly, i’ve to say, I don’t assume i tried as laborious as maybe I ought to have.”