Monday 24 April 2017

This is what Wednesday from The Addams Family looks like now

Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Actress Christina Ricci attends the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Actress Christina Ricci attends the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Actress Christina Ricci attends the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Actress Christina Ricci attends the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Christina Ricci (L) and David Hoflin attend the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Actress Christina Ricci speaks onstage during the premiere event for Amazon Prime Video's Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for AMAZON)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's not every actor that successfully transitions from child star to talented adult.

Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in cult family classic The Addams Family, managed both and is now in a small club of former child stars turned adult actors who have avoided a meltdown/addiction/parents stealing her money.

After The Addams Family in 1991 when she was just 10 years old, Ricci went on to become one of the most popular child actors of her generation with later roles in Now & Then (1995), Now and Then (1995) and who could forget the childhood classic Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.

She transitioned into more grown-up roles in the late '90s and most notably, starred opposite Charlize Theron in 2003's Oscar-winning Monster.

Most recently, she said she had to create a romantic lead for herself in Z: The Beginning of Everything as "people just don't see me as a romantic lead".

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"I just don't fall into that category. So I just created the part myself."

"I couldn't tell you why ... Possibly with love stories, there's a lot more suspension of disbelief than with other stories and perhaps it's that I don't buy into it myself," she told Radio RTimes.

In her personal life, she's married to cameraman James Heerdegen and they have a two-year-old son Freddie.

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