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

Can he keep her? Devon Sawa couldn’t be more proud of his former CasperCostar Christina Ricci’s success — even after all these years.

“Makes me smile seeing how good she’s doing. What a star,” Sawa, 44, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, September 13, alongside a photo of the Yellowjackets42-year old actress poses at the 2022 Emmys. She was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series. 

Sawa and Ricci first starred opposite one another in 1995’s Casper. The Chucky actor portrayed the friendly ghost in his human form while Ricci, for her part, played Kat Harvey, Casper’s BFF and eventual love interest. In the final moments of the film, the pair dance together before sharing an onscreen kiss — something Sawa was happy to take part in.

“I don’t know why I wasn’t nervous, Christina was a beautiful girl and I was a young boy,” he told E! NewsInterview with the October 2021 team. “I don’t know, the day was just very easy and everybody was so respectful and it was exciting. I can’t lie, I remember being excited the whole day. It was just a lot of fun.”

They reunited less then a year later to make the Coming of Age film. Now and Then, with Ricci in the role of tomboy Roberta Martin and Sawa playing her enemy — and crush — Scott Wormer. The drama premiered just five years after it was written. CasperThe duo shared another sweet kiss.


Devon Sawa and Christina Ricci in ‘Now and Then’

“I credit her for getting that role,” Sawa told E!. “We got along quite well in the small amount of time I did work on Casper. We are the same age, so I ended up going to school with her while she was there. I was only there for two weeks, although I did work a few days. I was just a memory and she recommended me. We hung out a lot during the shoot.”

Although Sawa may have eventually gotten along with Ricci, he initially admitted that he was intimidated by Ricci. Sleepy Hollow star.

“She had a little bit of an ‘I’m the boss around here’ vibe,” he told VultureNovember 2019. “But she warmed up quickly. We clicked immediately, I believe. We clicked as friends really quickly.”

While Sawa may have perceived Ricci as a “boss,” the California native, meanwhile, looks back on the experience and sees someone quite different.

“If you actually watch Casper, I’m terrible in it,” the There is no vacancy star said during an August appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. “People get so upset when I say that. And I’m like, ‘No, it’s a wonderful movie.’ It’s a childhood treasure for people. But I am terrible in it.”

She continued, “I was 13, there was a lot going on. I was 13, everything was very difficult and I was just always annoyed and I just don’t think I tried very hard to tell you the truth. Embarrassingly, I have to say, I don’t think I tried as hard as maybe I should have.”