Christina Ricci swapping acting for producing and directing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 February 2017
Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci says she doesn't "have the right temperament to be an older actress" and wants to focus more on producing and directing

Christina Ricci says she doesn't "have the right temperament to be an older actress".

The 36-year-old actress would like to focus more on directing and producing as she gets older as she hates being told what to do.

She told The Observer Magazine: "I find that I don't have the right temperament to be an older actress. I'm not very good at being told what to do and how to behave. I used to think that was just because I was young and now I think, it's just who I am.

"I've been around some great film-makers and I was smart enough to pay attention. I've also been around some really bad film-makers, and was interested in figuring out why they're so bad. Like any child: if you make people forget you're there then they'll say things that you would never hear otherwise. So I think I have a lot to contribute; the stories I would like to tell are not stories that have been told a million times."

Christina started her career as a child star and loved playing Wednesday Addams in 'The Addams Family' movies because she loved the dry wit of her character.

She said: "I was a lazy child, one of those kids who hated being told to smile. I would think, eurggh, go away. So I loved playing that part. We were a very dry, sarcastic family so I was well disposed to it."

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