The fact that actress Christina Ricci’s work is already having an effect on her young children is not lost on Ricci, who is aware of the situation.
In an interview with The Guardian that was published on Monday, the Yellowjackets singer, who is 42 years old, said that her son, Freddie, who is 8 years old, “won’t be able to resist” having a feminist viewpoint as a consequence of his mother and stepfather.
Ricci said that her husband, Mark Hampton, is a feminist. “My husband, Mark [Hampton], is a feminist,” Ricci remarked. “I hate to say it because it sounds extremely irritating.” “And Freddie is going to witness that for himself, as well as see his mother at work.”
“I believe he’ll perceive women in a lot more rich and sophisticated manner, just by having grown up seeing his mom do all these things,” said the candidate for the Emmy Award.
The actress, who is currently portraying strong female characters on two different television series — Misty Quigley on Yellowjackets and Marilyn Thornhill on Wednesday — stated that her son, whom she shares with her ex-husband James Heerdegen, also has a keen awareness about the way in which women are viewed.
“He is posing inquiries to his mother such as, “Mom, is that racist?” Or, “Mom, is it something that women can do?” According to Ricci, The Guardian. “He has this entire thing about how you shouldn’t refer to inanimate things like boats as “her.” He’ll put me in my place and say, “Women are not things.”
Regarding his own part, Freddie has, in point of fact, been paying attention for a considerable amount of time. In an interview with PEOPLE in 2018, Ricci said that even when he was only 312 years old, he was already asking his mom questions about her career.
She recounted that her son had asked her whether she was an actress after returning from preschool and spending time in the outside world. “Mama, are you a movie actress?” he had asked. “And I certainly did not tell him that. Obviously, other people have mentioned it to him. After that, it’s up to me to explain what it is to him, and we’ve already shown him several videos.”
Ricci, who also has a daughter Cleo who is 1 year old with her husband Hampton, made some of her initial excursions into acting in some of the movies that Freddie watched.
“At first, he didn’t want to watch anything where Mommy looked different, and then he began genuinely requesting [videos],” revealed the actor. “But now he’s actively asking for them.”
Ricci said that she had shown her son the movie Casper that she had made in 1995, and “then we understood that he hadn’t acquired the capacity to separate reality from fantasy.”
She went on to say, She stated, with a chuckle, in reference to the movie for the whole family, “He began asking me about my childhood with my closest friend, the ghost.” “And we were like, ‘Oh! Too soon.’ He had me answering a bunch of questions about ghosts, living alone with my dad, and being a ghost for a bit, and my family and I were like, “Oh no!” the whole time.