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11 Amazing Bodies of Yellowjackets Stars

Here’s how they stay in shape.

Explore the intriguing world of "Yellowjackets," where survival meets mystery. This article delves into the lives of the show's stars, revealing how their off-screen journeys mirror the intense, survival-themed plot of the series. From Christina Ricci's introspective wisdom to Juliette Lewis's unique lifestyle, each cast member embodies the show's spirit of resilience and complexity. Discover how their real-life experiences and perspectives intertwine with the compelling narratives of their characters, offering a deeper understanding of the gripping, survival-driven story that "Yellowjackets" masterfully unfolds.


Christina Ricci


Christina Ricci plays older Misty Quigley. She has had a long career, and talked about how she's managed it to Glamour. "The thing is, I'm not naturally attention-seeking, but I tried to be that for so long because I thought I was supposed to be," Ricci revealed. "It led to me doing a lot of things to cope to be this person that I wasn't, and that caused a lot of problems. I think now just knowing you don't actually have to [play that game], it's not about fame, and it shouldn't be about fame. If what you're seeking is fame, you're always going to be empty. It's something I'm trying to teach my child because I think social media and all of this attention-seeking stuff is soul-crushing. I don't want him to have to learn that the hard way."


Juliette Lewis


Juliette Lewis played older Nat Scatorccio on the first two seasons. She shared some of her favorite products in an UsWeekly interview.  "I have a plethora of tea bags. Traditional Medicinals has one called Nighty Night tea with valerian root. I endlessly love Yogi teas. I have one for muscles, one with antioxidants. They come with little sayings."


Tawny Cypress


Tawny Cypress plays older Taissa Turner on the show. She opened up about playing a character in the LGBTQ community to Awards Watch. "This is something my son talks about because he's gay. He's a Millennial so he's very progressive and you know, activism in their soul, so I learned a lot from him. Because growing up under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, the way I did is very different than the way he grew up under the same umbrella. He says the best portrayal of LGBTQ+ community is just normal people. Like, we're all normal. We're all different shades of human. So, it's important for me and I think, for everybody on this show, to portray gay women as just fucking people, you know? We don't have to be like, gaaaaaaaay, it doesn't have to be that way. We're just fucking people with our own problems and our own things going on. I fall under the umbrella. I don't like to categorize myself. I never really do it as much, but I do play a lot of gay characters. But I guess if I had to say something, I would say, you know, I'm bisexual. But I just ignore it. Like I said, it doesn't ever come. It's just me. I'm just who I am. Really, the best thing in the world is to just make it completely normal."


Jasmin Savoy Brown


Jasmin Savoy Brown plays the younger Taissa Turner. She talked about how she approaches life to The Project For Women. "I live right on the border and I am doing my best to keep it healthy. I always want to be better. And I always want to be contributing to the world in same way. Be it through art, politics, simply showing someone love, the desire to contribute wakes me up in the morning and lets me sleep soundly, sometimes."


Sophie Nelisse


Sophie Nelisse plays the younger Shauna Shipman. She opened up about her friendship with former cast member Ella Purnell with ELLE. Nelisse said that Purnell's departure forced her to be more confident in herself. "She was kind of my little spokesperson, and she was guiding me through life. Not having her for the second season, I had to rediscover myself and speak up for myself and find my inner confidence. Even in acting, not always having to ask her, 'How did you find this take? How did you like it?' Being more self-reliant. I definitely do think that I follow Shauna's trajectory and rhythm in life. As she progresses, I progress; we kind of live life at the same time."


Ella Purnell


Ella Purnell played Jackie Taylor in the first two seasons. She talked about her skincare routine to "I had quite bad acne when I was in my teens, and did my whole Proactiv time. It was great in that it worked, but it was harsh and started to dry out my skin. Right now I don't really use anything consistently, but I think figuring out what you really like is something that comes with age. A routine of all natural, organic products is my next big project."


Sammi Hanratty


Sammi Hanratty plays younger Misty Quigley. She shares a lot of her favorite workouts on Instagram. In this video, she is seen doing TRX, squats with a barbell, shoulder presses, and lateral pulldowns. Hanratty revealed in the caption that she has gone vegan. "These are some videos from my current workouts💪🏻 since going vegan my workouts have improved greatly🙌🏻 I was always told the opposite would happen but I feel stronger and healthier."


Melanie Lynskey


Melanie Lynskey plays older Shauna Shipman. She is vocal about her struggles with body image. In an interview with People, Lynskey revealed that these struggles made her not want to film certain scenes. "There was one scene where I was supposed to be eating a hamburger and complaining, 'I'm out of shape!' I said to them, 'I'm not going to do that because I don't want to put that out there.' It's very important to me that I'm playing a woman who looks like this, but is very in charge of her sexuality. She's somebody who has desire and is desired and is a woman living her life."


Simone Kessell


Simone Kessell plays the adult Charlotte Matthews, joining the cast in season 2. Kessell shared her self-care and wellness routine to New Beauty. "My self-care wellness regime is 45 minutes a day of exercise, running, floor Pilates, weights, and just getting my heart pumping. When I run, I find it meditative and calming. It's my private time to daydream, visualize, and strengthen my body."


Courtney Eaton


Courtney Eaton plays the younger Lottie Matthews on the show. She revealed her favorite skincare serums to Glamour. "For vitamin C in the daytime, I use the Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow. At night, after I take a shower, I do the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Skin Barrier Serum Toner and the Sharni Darden Retinol, and just a moisturizer and lock it in. It's pretty simple."


Sarah Desjardins


Sarah Desjardins has a recurring role as Callie Sedecki. She talked about the most important things she's learned to Photobook Magazine. "The importance of letting go. Do your work and let it go. Don't be afraid to play! It's so important. Also, bringing yourself to every role is what makes you special. Trying to do what you THINK people want is doing yourself a disservice."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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