Christina Ricci Talks About Lack of Bonding With Daughter During ‘Yellowjackets’ Filming

Actress Christina Ricci recently appeared on the ‘Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty’ podcast, where she discussed the challenges of balancing motherhood with a demanding filming schedule. She candidly shared how extended periods away from home impacted her bond with her daughter, Cleopatra.

Ricci, known for roles in films like ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Casper’, revealed that filming the critically acclaimed series ‘Yellowjackets’ in Vancouver significantly affected her relationship with her daughter. “Being away for long stretches meant she didn’t recognize me,” Ricci explained. “There wasn’t a strong bond established because of the distance.”

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This realisation was understandably upsetting for Ricci. Motherhood is a full-time job, and extended absences can create difficulties in nurturing a strong connection with a young child. Ricci acknowledged that while she appreciates her husband’s support, including taking pictures for her at fan conventions, the quality of time spent with a very young child differs from interacting with an older one.

“My kids do not like it when I travel. When I’m away, I try to take my son with me as much as I can,” she said, noting that taking work trips with her entire family can get pricey.

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Ricci’s experience is a relatable one for many working parents. Juggling demanding careers with the responsibilities of parenthood is a constant negotiation. Her honesty about the challenges sheds light on the importance of finding a healthy balance and cherishing the time spent with loved ones.

“If you’re a series regular, you have to pay for everything, so I can’t… every time I go up and down, I can’t pay for four people, four flights, you know, and the rooms that you would need and all…it’s just too expensive to travel with everybody all the time,” Ricci said.

-Sushmita Sarkar