Vinessa Shaw has continued to add several titles to her resume since she starred in “Hocus Pocus” at the age of 17. The “Ladybug” actress appeared in “Eyes Wide Shut,” “40 Days and 40 Nights,” “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, and “Ray Donovan.” As far as her personal life goes, Shaw married Kristopher Gifford in 2017, and they had a boy named Jack in 2018. The loving family was all smiles in an Instagram post from November 2020 celebrating the couple’s anniversary.
Shaw is still acting, having lent her talents to three films in 2021, including “The Blazing World,” “12 Mighty Orphans,” and “We Need to Do Something” (via IMDb). On September 1, 2022, it was announced she would join the cast of the Apple TV+ series “Swagger” (via Variety).
While she has gone to do many things, Shaw still cherishes being a part of the “Hocus Pocus” experience. For many fans, it isn’t ideal that Shaw isn’t in the sequel, but despite missing out on “Hocus Pocus 2,” she has speculated to Entertainment Tonight about what could have happened to her character. “I feel like she and Max (Omri Katz) are still together, but I think Allison’s from Salem, and he always wants to be in California. I think they did some sort of compromise, and maybe she’s in Salem when the witches come back, you know, visiting her mom or something.” As long as Shaw is interested in revisiting the character of Allison Watts, there is still a chance fans could see her again in the “Hocus Pocus” franchise.