The actor who plays Harvey Kinkle wants to do a cannibalism scene.
"I will summarize it in one word: sticky." When we asked Chance Perdomo (who plays Sabrina's cousin Ambrose) about whether the people who work in the mortuary sometimes snack on the bodies there for embalming and burial (as they do in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics), he would only say that the innards are made with corn syrup and gelatin and that they are "sticky and chewy."
When he saw what the stuff looked like onscreen, he says, "It was kind of horrifying. But that was the point -- it gave me goosebumps." Actor Ross Lynch, who plays Sabrina's mortal boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, hopes that he'll get to eat his own parents -- a real plot point in the Chilling Adventures comics. "Obviously, this is separate from the comics. It's a completely new world, but I kind of hope that happens," Lynch says. "I hope he gets to do something really messed up." We expect nothing but tragically weird things for the Kinkle family.
There's a budding Team Harvey vs. Team Nick shipping battle.
Some people are going to ship Sabrina and Harvey. Some are going to root for Sabrina to ditch Harvey and start dating the far more intriguing Nicholas Scratch, a teen warlock. There will be the inevitable Team Harvey/Team Nick debates, to which the actors say: Bring it on. "I've seen posts where people are very upset that I might get in the way," says Leatherwood, who plays Nick. "We joke about it," says Lynch, who plays Harvey. "Kiernan [Shipka]'s always taking selfies with us and kissing our cheeks and saying, 'My man!'" (Lynch said he'd actually like to see a Harvey-and-Nick pairing. "All the witches are bisexual," he reminds us. "We just need to convince Harvey.")
Even the "mortals" on the show have supernatural experiences.
Even the mortal characters will experience the supernatural in their personal lives. Sabrina's BFF Rosalind Walker is "a little bit between the mortal and the witch world," Jaz Sinclair, who plays Roz, says. "I'm not a witch, but I'm not all the way mortal, either." As for Sabrina's other bestie Susie Putnam, "she deals with some pretty weird stuff at home that has nothing to do with Sabrina," actor Lachlan Watson says. Small wonder -- her family, too, has been living in Greendale for generations.
Many of the actors have had real-life encounters with non-human worlds.
Some members of the cast went to see a psychic medium during the shoot, and according to Davis, the medium told one of the actors, "Something's happening to you, and you need healing from Hilda." What a specific name to pull out of the hat, Davis marveled -- it was her character's name. Davis wasn't really all that surprised, though, since she says she's experienced the supernatural in her own life many times. "There are things that I see that are not explained," she says. "That's the best way of putting it. I've had it all my life. In some periods, it's been stronger than in others."
Sometimes, she says -- usually at night -- she can see people who aren't really there. "There are times when it makes you feel mad," she says. Davis claims this has made her sensitive to different energies, and has led her to try an alternative therapy called reconnective healing, which she has offered to hundreds of different clients. "I didn’t know what I was doing at first, frankly," she says. "But it's safe and we have fabulous experiences together. I think we're all in different stages of realization of how close we are to a spiritual world."
Meanwhile, Leatherwood claims to have seen a UFO. "I swear a saw a bright pink light out in the middle of nowhere," he says. "It flashed, got brighter, and then zipped on out of there. I'm probably going to get abducted just for telling you about it."