FLASHBACK: ‘Casper’ Turns 20! Christina Ricci Talks Awkward Teen Years in ‘95

by Ashley Crossan 10:10 AM PDT, May 26, 2015
Playing FLASHBACK: ‘Casper’ Turns 20! Christina Ricci Talks Awkward Teen Years in ‘95

Ready to feel old? The Casper movie is officially 20 years old!

Christina Ricci was only 15 when she starred in the ‘friendly ghost’ movie as Katherine ‘Kat’ Harvey, opposite Bill Pullman. ET sat down with Ricci in 1995 to talk about the movie, awkward teen years, and growing up in the spotlight.

“I'm still going through my awkward stage and that's OK,” Ricci said back then. “I don't have to be perfect. No one’s perfect at 15 or any other age. It's just me, and if I'm awkward or ugly or whatever, it's just what I am.”

Wise words from a (definitely not ugly) young teen.

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By the time Casper was released, Ricci was already well known for her portrayal as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family in 1991 and Addams Family Values in 1993 – but she was constantly on the lookout for ways to challenge herself as an actress.

“I look for parts that are different,” said Ricci. “I never want to do two parts that are exactly the same.”

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Back in the 90s, a screenplay was written for Casper 2, but the project was ultimately scrapped due to a lack of interest, and the inability to lock down Ricci for the movie.

“It was fun, but I want to move away from the whole Casper thing,” Ricci told ET.

It has been 20 years since then – maybe she’s changed her mind!

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