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Devon Sawa Recalls Kids’ Reactions to Seeing ‘Casper,’ ‘Chucky’

Not the dad they’re used to! Although Devon Sawa has starred in lots of well-known films through the years, his youngsters nonetheless solely see him as their father.

“It was weird. I put on Casper for my son to watch and you know, I come down the stairs and I kiss Christina [Ricci] and say, ‘Can I keep you?’ And he looked — he was 5 at the time — and he looked so confused,” Sawa, 52, informed Us Weekly solely whereas selling his new sequence, Chucky. “I mean, here I am, you know, 12 years old or 13 years old, and, like, he looked confused. I haven’t put a lot of stuff on for them now. I think they’ve got to understand it a little bit more.”

Sawa and spouse Dawni Sahanovitch share son Hudson, 7, and daughter Scarlett, 5. The pair have additionally already gotten a glimpse on the Now and Then star’s upcoming project — and so they’re not followers!

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“I will say that I showed them the Chucky trailer and they’re not having it,” he informed Us. “I gave it a shot! They weren’t having the Chucky show, so I don’t think there’ll be watching that either.”

The Wild America star performs Logan Wheeler in Don Mancini‘s adaptation of the Child’s Play franchise. For Sawa, he couldn’t wait to be a part of such an iconic story.

“I remember renting the first Chucky on VHS,” the Canada native recalled. “When the audition came through to me from my agents, it was a no brainer. I jumped on it. They were, like, ‘Hey, we got this thing. It’s Chucky. What do you think?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, I have to do this. I absolutely have to. I’m a huge horror guy.’”

Devon Sawa as Lucas Wheeler in Chucky

Sawa famous that he’s glad the story is informed over the course of a sequence as a substitute of in one other film.

“They can explore the world more with TV. They’re not limited. They go into backstories, they can go into new characters. There’s more killings,” the Idle Hands actor shared with Us. “There’s just so much you can do in eight episodes. .. There’s so much swearing that could be said by Chucky in eight episodes!”

Chucky debuts on USA Network and SyFy on Tuesday, October 12, at 10 p.m. ET.

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