Friday, April 18, 2008

Christina Ricci in BlackBook

With the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster Speed Racer this summer, I think Indie princess Christina Ricci is on the cusp of stardom, in capital letters.
I'm chomping at the bit to see the film, and not just because of Christina. It'll be the first really big release for the Wachowskis since The Matrix trilogy. (V for Vendetta was such a disappointment, wasn't it?) And Emile Hirsch is set to play Speedy ...I know he's gained acclaimed for Into The Wild, but wasn't he fantastic in The Mudge Boy?

I've heard Christina is extremely diminutive in person, which is hard to imagine because she looks tiny enough as it is in pictures. After reading this month's BlackBook interview, here are some other things I didn't know about her:

1. She shops at Forever 21! Or her stylist shops there for her...She showed up to the interview wearing a plaid jacket from the mass retailer, best known for ripping off designs straight off the runway. But can you imagine Christina queueing in Forever 21's interminable dressing room line, behind a gaggle of 13 year olds?

2. She dated Adam Goldberg until very recently, but was keen to keep that part of her life private....did a great job of it, cause who knew?

3. She appeared in a Count Chocula commercial as a kid.

4. There's a fashion designer in her bursting to get out...she rips off the sleeves of her cashmere sweaters to make doggie duds for her pooch.

5. She is the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN).

6. She says "fuck" in interviews!

7. Christina thinks Vincent Gallo (who directed and starred with her in Buffalo 66) is an "asshole."

8. She's a self-professed clean freak.

9. Sober, 10 years and counting.

10. Gotta love her...the girl eats pasta when most starlets banish the thought of any carbohydrates touching their lips.

1 comment:

Tbone said...

Okay - so I'm way late on this post but had to chime in because I finally went out and saw Speed Racer yesterday. She was a delightful Trixie.

How can you not be intrigued by her? I love that she never gives pat interviews and always seems to have something fascinating to say on just about any topic. Love her!