Christina Ricci has been in Hollywood since she was ten years old. After decades onscreen, the “Yellowjackets” actress adopted a unique strategy to de-stigmatize female nudity onscreen. The tactic was simply to stay naked off-screen.
Ricci told “Euphoria” actress Sydney Sweeney during Variety’s Actors on Actors roundtable that she was most uncomfortable when other people were uncomfortable. As a strategy, Ricci made her nudity a comedy. Ricci presumably referenced 2006’s “Black Snake Moan” where she played a sex addict opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
Once I had to do a movie where I was naked pretty much the entire time. The thing that made me more uncomfortable was other people being uncomfortable with me being naked. So what I did, and you probably wouldn’t be allowed to do this now — I just stayed naked. I was like, ‘Don’t make me feel weird, like I’m the person who has to be ashamed. I would talk to crew members naked. I wanted everybody around me to stop reacting to it, because then I would forget that I was naked. And it worked. But it’s one of the only times I’ve ever actually really felt comfortable being naked on camera.
On set, Sweeney described Ricci’s moves as sort of like a power move. Ricci joked that she’d throw her five-foot-one stature around here. The “Wednesday” actress revealed how much the business has evolved over the years.
She also referred to her full-frontal sequence in “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” which she also produced. Ricci hasn’t done a sex scene in a couple years. She said that they don’t ask you to do things as much as they used to when you were younger. For more such news, stay tuned to Thirsty.
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