If you were a young child in 1991, there’s a possibility that you had a crush on that young actress all dressed in black. That gothic daughter of the cooky family in the big, spooky house. You may not have known her as Christina Ricci, but you definitely knew her as Wednesday Addams, the deeply cynical, dry-humored and lightly disturbed daughter of Gomez and Morticia in Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family. As evil as she was, you couldn’t help but cheer her on… and maybe wish you knew her in real life.
As you got older, she got older. As you started watching more grown-up entertainment, you noticed that same girl grew up as well and started popping up in edgier, riskier films. Gone are the days of Casper and Now And Then, and here now are roles in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Buffalo ’66 and The Opposite Of Sex. Her strong performances in films like Prozac Nation and Black Snake Moan opened your eyes to how skilled and talented of an actress she has grown to become, as well making moves behind the scenes as a producer. And yes, you probably still have a celebrity crush on her.
But enough about me…
In a recent interview with CinemaBlend about her upcoming film Distorted, Ricci discussed past roles she’s played and whether she’d return to those films in one way or another. When asked if she would ever return to The Addams Family franchise, she happily responded:
I would totally get back in bed with The Addams Family anytime.
Who knows what that could entail. A grown-up Wednesday? Taking on the Morticia role? Voicing either in future animated films? There are a few possibilities if they wanted to go that route, but it’s nice to see Ricci excited to once again be involved with the franchise that made her a star.
Distorted, starring Christina Ricci and John Cusack, is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.
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