Christina Ricci exhausted by axe
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 January 2014
Christina Ricci admits constant retakes of her character chopping bodies up in 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' left her exhausted
Christina Ricci tired herself out hacking up bodies with an axe in her latest movie.
The 33-year-old star plays the lead in 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' - about a religion teacher accused of killing her parents in 1892 - and says the murder scenes were physically demanding.
She said: "My arms got tired because the axe was heavy. You film scenes from a million different angles, and for every take I did 12 chops with the axe. My arms were ripped for about two days after. I didn't like getting fake blood in my hair though."
When she wasn't hacking people to pieces on-screen the actress - who is married to James Heerdegen - enjoyed shopping in Novia Scotia, Canada, where the shoot took place.
She added: "There are a lot of little seaside villages and shops. I love maritime antiques and ship paintings, so I brought some good stuff back with me."
When it comes to TV, Christina is missing her favourite fantasy series as well as reality shows.
She told Us Weekly magazine: "I love 'Game of Thrones', so I read all the books when the season was over. And I have a bit of bit of reality show problem."