Christina Ricci recently revealed that her young son has reached that age where he's starting to become curious about her movie career. However, the 38-year-old actress decided that 3-year-old Freddie wasn't quite ready to start working his way through his mother's film catalog after witnessing his reaction to the movie Casper.
During an interview with People, Christina Ricci said that little Freddie, whose father is camera grip James Heerdegen, recently began asking her if she's "a movie actress." The Lizzie Borden Chronicles star revealed that she hadn't discussed her job with her son before, but he'd obviously heard other people talk about what his mother does for living. This led to Ricci having to try to explain what acting is to a toddler, and she eventually decided to simply show him some of her work.
Many of Christina Ricci's movies aren't exactly toddler-friendly, but she has a few from her days as a child star that are still popular with kids today. At first, she said that Freddie "didn't want to see anything where Mommy looked different." In addition to being much younger in her family-friendly films, Christina usually had dark hair. She's currently blonde, so it's possible that her son didn't like seeing her with her gothic Wednesday Addams pigtails. Or maybe he didn't like seeing his mom transform into a woman with a pig's nose, as in the movie Penelope.