Christina Ricci was one of the best parts of Showtime’s recent hit drama Yellowjackets. As the adult version of Misty, a member of a female soccer team that crashes in the Canadian wilderness and resorts to as yet not totally unspecified but definitely horrifying methods of survival, Ricci reinforced her intense star power yet again. But like so many of us, the Addams Family actor is also a fan of the show and also in the dark about many of the twists and turns coming up for the second season of the show. On a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Christina Ricci was grilled by the host of the show as to any confirmations she could give about fan theories. There wasn’t a lot she knew for certain (or perhaps could admit), but she could say something about the single most disturbing thought fans have had. Check it out:
Gulp. To her credit, Christina Ricci seems to find the idea that the Yellowjackets would cannibalize a child that one of them had just given birth to just as creepy as anyone would. If anything, she seemed to find the idea so unbelievable that it took her a moment to even conceptualize it (which is more than can be said for many of us, but c’mon, that roast chicken dream…). She was able to get a confirmation from the writers of Yellowjackets that that particular plot point will not be happening, but that does also leave the question of what is going to happen with teen Shauna’s (Sophie Nélisse) pregnancy now that winter is coming. Given the general tone of Yellowjackets, it will probably be nothing good.
This is not the only morbid property that Christina Ricci has starred in. After the actor first broke out to audiences as archetypal goth creep Wednesday Addams in Barry Sonnefeld’s The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, she starred in the slightly more family-friendly film Casper (slightly being the operative term, given that it centered on a dead child). She became an indie star as she grew, appearing in movies like Buffalo ‘66 and Pecker, as well as more mainstream films like The Ice Storm and Sleepy Hollow. She also notably starred in Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (and the follow-up series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles) as the titular character, a 19th-century woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. In short, Christina Ricci is pretty associated with creepiness.
Yellowjackets premiered on Showtime in November of 2021 to immediate critical acclaim. It achieve the rare 100% Critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and developed a following over the course of the ten-episode season. By the season finale, it had significantly increased its viewership and is now the second most-streamed show in Showtime history (after the Dexter: New Blood revival). Yellowjackets has been renewed for a second season, so we will just have to wait for any more confirmations from Christina Ricci of what horrible things the girls do (or don’t do) in the meantime.