“Yellowjackets” Emmy Nomination: Christina Ricci Slept Through It!

"Yellowjackets" Emmy Nomination: Christina Ricci Slept Through It

Motherhood is paramount! Star of the Netflix series Yellowjackets Christina Ricci is overjoyed to have been nominated for a 2022 Primetime Emmy Award; however, she first needed to take a sleep.

The 42-year-old Ricci stated in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada on Tuesday, July 12, “My baby was teething pretty hard all night.” “As a result, I didn’t fall asleep until around five in the morning. My spouse attempted to wake me up at 8:40 a.m. to inform me that I had been nominated, but I refused to get up.

When she “woke up later to ridiculous amounts of texts and calls,” the Casper actress, who is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Misty on the Showtime series, said she had no idea she would be so in demand.

The California native, who had her previous Emmy nomination in 2006 for her guest appearance on Grey’s Anatomy, remarked, “I didn’t realize that you know, back in 1901 when I was nominated last, we didn’t have these phone calls interviews after the nominations.” “You simply seemed astonished. I was therefore unaware that I had to do this.

"Yellowjackets" Emmy Nomination: Christina Ricci Slept Through It

Freddie, who is 7 years old, is a child of Ricci’s first marriage to James Heerdegen, whom she married in 2013 after meeting him on the Pan Am set. Before divorcing in 2020, the couple was wed for seven years.

The actress obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband in April 2021, and as a result, she currently has sole custody of Freddie. The Addams Family Values actress and boyfriend Mark Hampton, whom she started dating in August 2021, also have a 7-month-old daughter together named Cleopatra.

As soon as she woke up, Ricci called her co-stars from the film Yellowjackets, Tawny Cypress, and Melanie Lynskey, who had also received a nomination, to share the good news.

The Now and Then actress admitted that Melanie and Tawny were two of the first to text her. “I overslept and missed two of the initial texts. Two of the first people to whom I wrote replied. We get along well. We’ve all communicated.

"Yellowjackets" Emmy Nomination: Christina Ricci Slept Through It

Ricci attributes Yellowjackets’ popularity to its “strange mood” and unconventional approach, which it offers viewers. “Having this kind of confirmation and acknowledgment that we made the correct decisions is amazing. She gushed about portraying the odd Misty, “me and the makers of the show.

The Showtime drama follows Ricci’s character through her teenage years spent alone in the wilderness to her present adult life after surviving an aircraft disaster, together with Natalie (Juliette Lewis), Shauna (Lynskey), and Taissa (Cypress). The women aren’t afraid to get their hands filthy as a result of their horrific experience, which sends them down a perilous path.

Showtime enjoys its gore. But fortunately, this is just a natural accord on everyone’s part, the show’s creator Ashley Lyle said in an interview with Slate in January 2022.

“We were clear from the beginning that we wanted the show to have a visceral quality. We never aim to shock or provoke just to do so; instead, we choose our moments when the human body’s vulnerability is fully exposed and we don’t shy away from it.


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