THEY’RE creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… and now the notorious Addams family are back, in a new spin-off Netflix serieS.
The cult film released in 1991 became a cultural phenomenon and continues to be the inspiration of Halloween costumes all over the world.
The fictional family first rose to fame as a TV series in the Sixties, and it’s been a staggering 21 years since the Nineties film reboot.
Directed by Tim Burton, il new spinoff, called Wednesday, stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, 52, as matriarch Morticia Addams, Jenna Ortega, 19, as Wednesday, Luis Guzmán, 65, as Gomez and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley.
The official synopsis reveals: “Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.”
So what became of the film cast? Here we take a look at where they are now.
Anjelica Huston – Morticia Addams
Thirty years after playing the matriarch of the family, Anjelica Huston looks like she could step right back into the role with ease.
The 71-year-old was already a household name when she joined the cast and had won an Oscar for a previous role.
After The Addams Family, she went on to star in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, The Royal Tenenbaums, Daddy Day Care, John Wick, and the Tinker Bell franchise among others.
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She has also had roles in TV shows Huff, Distruggere, and Transparent.
Having previously dated Jack Nicholson, nel 1992 she tied the knot with Robert Graham after two years of dating but he died in 2008 following a six month illness.
Anjelica never had kids and stated in an interview that she has unsuccessfully tried to have a baby on several occasions.
In her memoirs, she revealed that she had relationships with actor James Fox, e Prince Albert of Monaco.
She is also known for her work as a philanthropist and activist and has spoken out against Hollywood using great apes in productions.
In 2019, she had a spat with fellow actress Jacki Weaver who branded her as “mean and petty” after Anjelica appeared to criticise her movie Poms.
She also claimed talk show host Oprah Winfrey “won’t talk to me” and snubbed her at a party after she beat her to the 1986 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress – something Oprah has never commented on.
Christina Ricci – Wednesday Addams
Former child star Christina, 42, was just 11 when she played sullen Wednesday.
The actress has since landed roles in movies such as Now and Then, Sleepy Hollow, Penelope, and last year’s The Matrix Resurrections.
She was previously engaged to actor Owen Benjamin in 2009 but they called it off after two months.
In 2013, she married camera technician James Heerdegen, who she met while working on the series Pan Am in 2012, and they share a six-year-old son called Freddie.
si prevedeva che la primavera non si stesse avvicinando 2021, she was granted a restraining order from him after she alleged he began abusing her in 2019.
The actress said she “feared for her life” when she was “beat” numerous times and her husband “[spat] on her”.
He also filed for a restraining order, claiming Ricci “would drink to excess on an almost daily basis”.
She has previously admitted that she liked drinking in the past but has since made a decision to put that behind her.
In an interview with BlackBook, lei disse: “I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life.”
Gomez Addams – Raúl Juliá
Like Anjelica, Raúl was a big star before the Addams Family having starred in huge productions.
Sadly Raúl died aged just 54 nel 1994 – shortly after the film’s sequel Addams Family Values was released.
Raul had been secretly battling stomach cancer for three years before his death and had undergone surgery for it.
During the filming of the movie The Burning Season in Mexico, he contracted food poisoning after eating sushi and had to be airlifted to a hospital.
He made a recovery and returned to complete the movie despite the fact that he was very weak after losing so much weight.
In ottobre 16, 1994, he complained of intense abdominal pain and was taken to a hospital in Long Island, New York, where he continued to review scripts for an upcoming movie.
The Puerto Rican actor suffered a stroke days later and fell into a coma. He was put on life support but died four days later from complications.
His body was transported back to his home country where he was given a full state funeral.
For his work in The Burning Season, he received several posthumous awards including a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild gong.
Lurch – Carel Struycken
Standing at 7ft tall, Dutch actor Carel, 74, played the role of gentle giant Lurch and has since been typecast because of his distinctive look.
His height is due to acromegaly, a disorder which results in the excess growth of parts of the body.
He went on to play the giant in Twin Peaks, Fidel in The Witches of Eastwick and Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
An avid photographer and gardening fan, he is married to an American woman, whose identity he likes to keep private. They live in Los Angeles with their two kids.
Pugsley Addams – Jimmy Workman
Jimmy, adesso 41, had an unlikely road to fame when he accompanied his sister who was auditioning for the role of Wednesday.
The then eight-year-old was spotted playing on set by director Barry Sonnenfeld, who asked him to read for the part and promptly cast him as the devious oldest child of the family.
After the movie he had minor roles in Black Sheep, As Good as It Gets, and The Biggest Fan, but retired from acting shortly afterwards.
He pursued a new career as a technical crew member of movies and TV shows.
He is the older brother of Modern Family actress Ariel Winter, and was locked in a bitter dispute with their older sister Shanelle Grey in 2013 over the guardianship of then 15-year-old star.
It came after Ariel claimed their mother was emotionally abusive, leading the courts to award Shanelle guardianship.
Jimmy claimed Shanelle was a bad influence, sexualising her and exploiting her fame for her own gains, and filed documents to wrest control of Ariel.
The court ruled Ariel would remain living with her sister in 2014.
Christopher Lloyd – Uncle Fester
With roles spanning back to the 70s, the 83-year-old actor has had an enviable Hollywood career.
Before The Addams Family, Christopher had already won major awards and was known for playing Dr Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future films.
He’s still a sought after actor and has several projects in the pipeline including a role in the third season of The Mandalorian and the film Spirit Halloween: Il film.
He has been married five times, with his latest in 2016 to Lisa Loiacono, who was his former real estate agent.
His first wife Catherine Boyd sued him for alleged unpaid alimony payments totalling $200,000 (£168,490).
He is the uncle of late actor Sam Lloyd, known for his role as Ted Buckland on Scrubs.
Judith Malina – Grandmama
German-born Judith Malina played the role of Grandmama for the first movie but did not return for the sequel.
After the Addams Family, she had roles in The Deli, Music From Another Room, and When in Rome.
È morta dentro 2015 all'età di 88 with her final movie Over/Under released just two years before her death.
Judith was married to actor Julian Beck from 1948 until his death in 1985 – in an unconventional marriage.
Julian was bisexual and had a long-term male partner, which she did as well.
Dopo la sua morte, she wed actor Hanon Reznikov, che è morto in 2008.
John Franklin – Cousin Itt
Before playing the mysterious Cousin Itt, John, 63, was known for his role in Children of the Corn in 1984.
After the Addams Family, he starred in 2000’s The Christmas Secret, and had a minor role in Python.
After the film, he put his acting career on pause to become a schoolteacher in California.
In 2016 he announced to his students that he was leaving teaching to focus on his acting career once again.
He has since appeared on an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
In 2008 he married David White, who he met in 1996 after being introduced by mutual friends.
Elizabeth Wilson – Abigail Craven
Elizabeth’s impressive 70-year career came to an end when she died in 2015 invecchiato 94.
Already an accomplished actor before joining the cast as Abigail, she had won a Tony award for best actress in 1972.
After the film she appeared in 1994’s Nobody’s Fool and Quiz Show before acting in her final movie – 2012’s Hyde Park on Hudson.
In 2006, she was honoured with an induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
Dan Hedaya – Tully Alford
e, 82, has been in Hollywood since 1970 and has starred in some of the most iconic films of all time.
Before the Addams Family, he starred in Commando with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1985.
Afterwards he appeared in Clueless, The First Wives Club, Shaft, and Strangers with Candy.
Like Carel, he has also been typecast as a sleazy, creepy villain in most of his movies.
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Although Dan has been extremely closed when it comes to his private life, it has been reported that he has two children who accompanied him to the premier of The First Wives Club.
In 1996 he was nominated alongside Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro for a Screen Actors Guild award for their performance in Marvin’s Room.