Christina Ricci says that she regrets posing in lingerie for the iconic 1999 cover of Rolling Stone. The actress was only 19 years old at the time of the photo shoot and had just starred in Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ’66 and Don Roos’ The Opposite of Sex. Ricci reflected on the cover story during a new interview with Rolling Stone published last Wednesday.
“It’s not how I would have chosen to be dressed, but it’s very much of its time. Not great,” she said of the cover. She also admitted to being “a bit of a d***head” at the time and added: “I could have handled it in a way that was less teenage.”
Christina Ricci At The Premiere Of “Wednesday”
Ricci also admitted that, to this day, she finds herself “starting to feel a little bit more devil-may-care about the things I say. And that’s not good for me. I always go too far. I never realize how awful a thing I’m saying is until someone else is like, ‘What the f***?’” She added that the non-stop press cycle for TV shows is far more draining than the breaks offered in movies. Ricci recently appeared in Netflix’s Wednesday, based on The Addams Family character she previously played in the 1991 film and its 1993 sequel.
Ricci also had a lot to say about her physical appearance. She explained that when she was younger, “the second you looked like a teenager, you had to quit. I got very lucky, because [I] coincided with independent films wanting to cast actual teenagers to play teenagers.” She added: “The amount of years spent obsessed with trying to make sure nobody could criticize you for your appearance… I really have embraced this body-positivity thing. It’s such a f***ing relief to know that nobody’s allowed to call you fat. [When] people complain about things like that, I’m always like, ‘Haven’t you heard? We don’t have to worry about that anymore!’”
Christina Ricci For “Rolling Stone”