It Was ‘Lovely’ to Work on ‘Wednesday’: Details


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Class in session. Christina Ricci is not reprising her role as the morbid and sadistic Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s upcoming WednesdayShe will, however, be a teacher at Nevermore Academy. Jenna Ortega’s version of the beloved character is enrolled.

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Ricci was announced earlier this month as the official actor for Ms. Marilyn Thornhill. Tim Burton’s adaptation, which also starsCatherine Zeta Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline ChristieAnd Fred ArmisenUncle Fester. (Ricci’s Now and ThenCostar Thora Birch(Will also be featured in a few episodes.)

“It was super fun. I was really excited to work with Tim again,” Ricci exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting her partnership with Stella & Chewy’s. “I was so excited also to work with Gwendoline. Jenna is an amazing actress and so good at this part. It was a pleasure to work alongside her. And so it was really lovely.”

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Christina Ricci in ‘Addams Family Values’ and ‘Wednesday.’
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In February 2021, the initial announcement of the eight-episode spinoff series had been made. Ricci previously played Wednesday Addams in 1991’s The Addams FamilyThe opposite Anjelica Huston, Raul JuliaAnd Christopher Lloydand returned for its sequel. Addams Family Values1993.

While audiences await Wednesday’sRicci will make her debut in November. Yellowjacketsseason 2. Season 2.

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“I mean there’s so many positives with both genres and a few negatives,” Ricci told UsIt is possible to work in both film and television. “I like doing TV because you kind of get to spend a longer time with the character, and if you do like the character, then that’s fantastic and great. And then I do like movies as well because you do have this beginning and end and a really in-depth** understanding of who it is you’re playing. And so that’s sort of like a warm security blanket, but TV’s not like that. I’m right now growing and learning and changing and developing new muscles. And I do like that about TV that even at my age when I’ve been doing this for 35 years, it’s forcing me to grow and develop new skills.”

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Ricci plays Misty, a psychological thriller about a girl who reunites with former high school classmates after she (un)fortunately survived a plane accident in Canada’s wilderness while traveling to a soccer tournament many years before. For the Casper star, she’s most drawn to roles that she’s never come across before.

“I usually concentrate on the character that I’ll be playing when I’m just being hired as an actor. So for me, what I’m looking at is is the character something I haven’t seen before? Do I have the chance to develop as an actor? I just always want to do things that I feel are original and unexplored in some way,” she explained. “I mean, obviously almost every aspect of human nature has been explored at this point by art, but you know, there are tiny little differences that can be made to make something new.”

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The show also pairs Ricci with fellow ‘90s actor Juliette LewisFeatures and information Melanie LynskeyAndTawney CypressThe adult cast is complete. Looking back at her career beginnings, Ricci’s advice to her younger self would be: “To just keep concentrating on the things that I do or that I did. … I would tell her to keep sort of leaning into cultivating what she does that’s special that other people don’t do.”

When the screen is off, the Lizzie Borden Chronicles alum is also a “big animal lover.” She recently partnered with Stella & Chewy’s for the brand’s “All You Need Is Raw” campaign.

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Mark Hampton, her husband, has a full house. In addition to 8-year-old son Freddie and daughter Cleopatra, 9 months, they have three dogs — Logan, Patrick and Karen Carpenter.

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“I love all kinds of animals really, but I’ve always had cats and dogs and my main dog, Karen, who I always say is my first baby, I got her when I was 29 and she traveled the world with me and is still with me,” Ricci told Use. “As she got older, I was really interested in making sure that I sort of helped her with really good nutrition that would keep her comfortable and alive for as long as possible. And so I did some research, looked into things, and I found Stella & Chewy and I started feeding her and my other dogs Stella & Chewy. Karen is an elderly dog now. She seems very active and energized and my younger dogs — their coats are better and they seem healthier and they love the food. So I was excited to partner with them and support this campaign because I really feel very passionately about the product and what it’s done for my animals.”

Ricci lost her cat a few weeks ago. However, she still hopes to grow. She gushed: “We are in the process of fostering, of adopting two kittens. So soon there will be five animals in this house.”