08 Sep 2023Webmiss
Celebrities’ kids often avoid watching their parents’ projects or are embarrassed by their jobs — but not Christina Ricci’s son. In fact, he admires his mother and her work so much that he’s been personally influenced by the Wednesday (he’s getting into the gothcore spirit).
While attending the Kate Spade New York Spring 2024 presentation during New York Fashion Week on Friday, Ricci spoke to InStyle about how her 9-year-old son, Freddie Heerdegen, who she shares with her ex-husband James Heerdegen, wanted to become a “male Wednesday” after watching the hit Netflix series … twice.
“I have personally experienced how Wednesday is influencing the youth at home,” Ricci says. “My 9-year-old, after watching the entire series twice, asked me how he could style himself to be a male Wednesday, and then begged me to dye his hair black for six months and I told him I just could not do that, we can go blue, we can go red, but I feel like black is way too serious of a color for a little boy, but perhaps I’m wrong. I don’t know.”
Of course, Ricci originated the role in the 1991 film The Addams Family and appeared in the Netflix adaptation starring Jenna Ortega as the lovable goth. The first season dropped in November 2022, and while the show has been renewed for a season 2, a release date for its sophomore effort has yet to be announced.
In the meantime, the actress is taking in the sights and sounds of NYFW. On Friday morning, Ricci attended Kate Spade’s event, which took place at the Chelsea Passage on The High Line. Ricci wore a black dress (how fitting) with a white flower print to observe the spring 2024 collection (featuring bright colors, stripes, tartans, and sequins) designed by SVPs and Heads of Design of RTW and Lifestyle and Leather Goods and Accessories, Tom Mora and Jennifer Lyu. The actress accessorized with a sleek forest-green handbag and a dainty pendant necklace. While her breezy maxidress was effortless and timeless, she also told InStyle about one fashion regret that still haunts her to this day.
“I have many, many fashion regrets,” she says. “I once wore a pair of flame pants to a premiere, they were like black denim pedal-pushers, I guess we could call them, three-quarter length pants that had appliqué red flames on them. I think it had to be like 1998, if that’s in my defense or not, I’m not sure.”
She added, “I’ve seen those pictures recently, and I’m horrified. I’m not sure they were [trendy] even at that time.”