Christina Ricci Reacts to Devon Sawa Calling Her a ‘Star’


Christina Ricci and Devon Sawa.
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Roberta and Scott Wormer forever. Devon Sawa has nothing but love for his former ‘90s costar Christina Ricci — and she’s now reacting to a sweet remark he made about her following the 2022 Emmys.

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Last month, the ChuckyAfter attending the awards ceremony with Ricci, 42-year-old actor, he gushed about Ricci, 44. Yellowjackets cast. The Showtime series received seven nominations, including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

“Makes me smile seeing how good she’s doing. What a star,” Sawa captioned an Instagram photo of her on September 13.

“I did see that!” the WednesdayActress exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting her latest partnership with Stella & Chewy’s. “But I don’t have Twitter so I couldn’t respond to it.”

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She added: “I saw it when the news picked it up and I thought that was so sweet and I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I wish I had Twitter so I could.’”

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Ricci and Sawa starred in two beloved films as young actors, first in 1995’s CasperSawa played the friendly ghost in “The Ghost” and Ricci was Kat Harvey, the new resident of the house. They’d go on to play Roberta and Scott Wormer in the coming-of-age dramatic comedy Now and ThenThe same year.

The Final Destination star joked about his character (“Scott Wormer is in prison now”) in an interview with Use2017.

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“I’m not 100 percent sure but I think Christina suggested me for it and I auditioned and put myself on video cassette again and a few weeks later I was in Atlanta, Georgia, shooting it. I think Christina had put in a good word for me before the audition,” he said of Now and Then. “Pulp FictionIt was shot that summer and came out the same day. [Christina and I]It was there four, five, and six times. I can still recall. Demi [Moore]It was produced by her so she was there all the time. She also allowed me to talk to her. Bruce WillisOnce on the telephone. They had an old-fashioned phone on hand. Bruce Willis was there! It was amazing.” (Sawa would go on to star in this year’s Gasoline AlleyWillis, 67.

Now and ThenAlso, starred Thora Birch(Teeny), Ashleigh Moore (Chrissy), and Gaby Hoffmann (Samantha).

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Devon Sawa.
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“I had a crush on all the girls,” Sawa told UseI was at the time. “I had a crush on Gaby, I had a crush on Christina — all the girls. I was the only man on set. It was a great summer.”

Ricci and Sawa continue to add remarkable projects to their resumes more than twenty years later. For the actress, “there are all kinds of different movies” she’d “love to make,” and admits she doesn’t think “there’s any other medium for me besides film and television to tell you the truth.”

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“It’s hard. I mean there’s so many positives with both genres and a few negatives,” she explained to Use. “I like doing TV because you kind of get to spend a longer time with the character, and if you do like the character, then that’s fantastic and great. And then I do like movies as well because you do have this beginning and end and a really in-depth understanding of who it is you’re playing. And so that’s sort of like a warm security blanket, but TV’s not like that. I’m right now growing and learning and changing and developing new muscles. And I do like that about TV that even at my age when I’ve been doing this for 35 years, it’s forcing me to grow and develop new skills.”