Christina Ricci, 38, has no reservations about the beginnings of her career when she was a child star. During a chat with People Magazine in this week’s issue, Ricci, The Addams Family alum, talked about her life and career, and what it was like growing up in Hollywood.
According to the actress, she doesn’t really have a favorite movie, but she did love doing The Addams Family movies when she was between the age of 10 and 12-years-old.
“Those were great movies to be on,” the actress explained. However, Ricci hasn’t been in many prolific movies in the last few years, with some exceptions. Her latest film, along with John Cusack, is Distorted.
At the time, Cher was “the most famous actress” she has worked with, but the singer made the experience for her incredibly pleasant because she is “incredibly kind and generous.”
Christina said she received a lot of advice from the superstar, Cher, who told her how to cry on demand and gave her other helpful acting tips. Fortunately, Ricci was able to avoid some of the problems her cohorts dealt with as child stars.
Even though Christina became famous at an early age, she managed to stay away from all of the things that typically ruin an entertainer’s career.
For Christina, she loved working, especially as an entertainer, so she always had a mission. She “loved being good at something,” and always enjoyed her time on set.
According to the actress, it was a great experience for her because she got to be creative at a young age, a privilege, not many children get to experience. The actress is very grateful for her life and career.
Some performers get upset when fans only remember one role, but Ricci doesn’t mind when her fans come up to her dressed as Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family.
Ricci “just loves it,” and is proud to be a part of something that has lasted through the ages. “It surprises me!” she said.