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Devon Sawa Gives Christina Ricci Credit For Launching His Career

Devon Sawa Gives Christina Ricci Credit For Launching His Career

Devon Sawa is giving a lot of thanks to Christina Ricci for helping to launch his career in show business.

During a live tweet event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Casper, in which he played the ghost come to live, Devon says it was Christina who recommended him for the role in the first place.

“Christina Ricci is a HUGE talent and played a big part in me getting the role and then went on to recommend me for Now And Then. I owe her the world. #casper,” he shared on Twitter.

Devon also gave a big shoutout to Malachi Pearson, who voiced the ghostly Casper for much of the movie.

“I was in Casper for 30 secs. Malachi Pearson did the hard work. When they decided last minute to bring Casper to life he was too young,” he added. “So I landed the role. And I’m very fortunate @BSilberling chose me cause I’d be lying if I said it didn’t start a 30 year job that I love.”

Director Brad Silberling replied to Devon’s tweets about his role, and added that Christina really gave him no choice in casting him. Check out what he wrote below!

Casper isn’t available to stream on Netflix or Hulu, but you can rent from Prime Video, Vudu and other streaming platforms now.

Just recently, Devon opened up about receiving some creepy fan letters at his home.

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