In a recent interview with Net-A-Porter’s weekly digital magazine, The EDIT, Christina Ricci gets real about marriage and motherhood.
“Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things, and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light,” Ricci said, who tied the know with James Heerdegen, in 2013. “I’m a completely different person than I was before I had my child.”
Parenting her son Frankie who is now 3 years old isn’t the only thing that compelled Ricci to grow up. “Because I was so celebrated for being a child, I think I held onto that immaturity for a very long time,” she admitted. “It was the thing that made me special. Then at a certain point, like 35, it’s not so special to be immature.”
The Sleepy Hollow actress continue to discuss being “plucked out of reality” and into the spotlight at a young age, and taking over of her career as an adult.
“I was actively looking for opportunities for myself,’ Ricci said.”Since I was a child I’d been doing what other people told me to, and I decided, that’s not for me anymore. I’m going to shape my own experiences.”
The Addams Family former child star, notably known as Wednesday Addams, also confessed that she’s grateful that there’s no social media during her rebellious years. “I did things in public that were so ill-advised,” she noted. “I’m so thankful there was no social media back then.”
“I think that certainly if you want to have a long and varied career you have to have a long and varied life,”she told ET in January sharing the secret to longevity in Hollywood. “Just staying in Los Angeles, in that bubble where you only see other people who are equally cut off from the real world, isn’t good for your development as a person or as an artist. You have to live to understand other people’s lives.”