Christina Ricci was the wild child star who became a teen hellraiser. Now in her thirties, the indie queen is in control and flying high once more. Quite literally. The Pan Am beauty talks to Marie Claire and lets them in on her life, love and growing up in Hollywood.
Christina Ricci looks pretty as a flower as she poses on the cover in Louis Vuitton for her photo shoot of Marie Claire UK’s April issue.
Here’s what the 32-year-old Bel Ami actress had to share:
On growing up: “It took a while for me to be comfortable with who I was. To realize everyone might not get my sense of humor; everyone might not like me. You know what, I’m not going to change who I am. I’ve tried. It doesn’t work. I’ve never been very Hollywood.”
On embracing her 30s: “I’m so glad I’m not 20 years old any more. I was in a hurricane. I’m a lot calmer now. I don’t cause destruction for myself and others everywhere I go. I take things as they happen and I’ve learned to be calm about things. Troubleshoot problem as they arise and make the best out of things.”
On a turning point in her life: “Somebody actually found out about it and outed my while I was recovering [from an eating disorder]. It was a horrifying thing to do to a 14-year-old trying to cope with a devastating illness. And, out of rage, I vowed that no one would ever be able to out me for a secret again. So I was going to be completely honest in the rest of my life. I don’t want to be hurt in that way again.”
On giving advice to others: ‘I’ve always said to people you should never let anyone change who you are because the only commodity you really have is your individuality.’