Christina Ricci , best known for her early role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family , has made a long career out of playing dark characters. In her latest film, Ricci plays Lizzie Borden, the woman infamously acquitted of the murder of both her father and stepmother in the s. Well, it was one of the first real tabloid, sensational trials in our country.
So I think it left an impact, definitely, because it was such a huge scandal at the time. And also, she was found not guilty. Everyone sort of had the impression that she was guilty, but the fact that she went free led to the story having a certain amount of infamy.
What do you think would happen if this story took place today? I would imagine they would have been able to gather more evidence to exactly who committed these crimes, and if it was indeed her, I think the evidence would have been damning and would have led to her conviction. In the movie Lizzie kills one of her parents in the nude.
How did you prepare for the nude scenes? Yeah, I spent most of my time on this movie figuring out where she would have been. I think that unhappy—dare I say unhappy? I think [dark roles] provide the stories. They end up in the most interesting situations for a character, at least for me. What was it like growing up in front of the camera? You know, it was a very different time than it is now. The industry changes every year. You forget that the things you do will follow you forever.
There are some things I did when I was younger—things I said in the press and stuff—that I probably would have told myself to just be quiet. Did you ever find it hard as an actor to shake that image?
Do you ever see one of your old movies or shows on TV? Ever since Pan Am went off the air, people have really missed you on TV! Do you have any plans to do another show? What do you think of the singers this season, and of his decision not to come back?
What are some of your favorite shows? I really love that show. And Game of Thrones is coming back on, which is very exciting. But the show can be different than TV if they stray from the original story.
What would you do if you ever met him? But I would like to be in a place and witness Prince. I wish I could get away with that. Empty comment. You seem to be logged out. Refresh your page, login and try again.
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