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Christina Ricci at 17: A Throwback to Her Iconic Interview with Rosie O’Donnell in the 90s

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In the world of entertainment, there are interviews that stay with us because they capture a moment in time. One such interview is between the talented Christina Ricci and the vivacious Rosie O’Donnell, which took place when Christina was just seventeen years old. This interview is a nostalgic piece that takes us back to the 90s, giving us a glimpse into the life of a young star on the rise.

Christina Ricci made her film debut at the age of nine as Cher’s daughter in “Mermaids.” She quickly became a household name, especially after her iconic role as Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family.” On the other side, Rosie O’Donnell was a beloved talk show host known for her charismatic personality.

The interview took place on Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show in 1997. The set was lively, and the atmosphere was filled with laughter and cheer. Christina was on the show to promote her new movie “The Ice Storm,” which was set to open on October 17th. She was introduced with a mention of her debut in “Mermaids” and her role in “Now and Then.”

One of the charming moments was when Rosie commented on how Christina had grown up, to which she humorously replied, “Not quite.” Christina joked about her height, saying she hadn’t grown much in the past four years. A hilarious highlight was when Christina shared her habit of lying during dates. She explained how she sometimes felt the need to lie about trivial things and even her childhood for no reason. The audience and Rosie found this anecdote endearing and funny.

They also discussed music preferences during a photo shoot for “Now and Then,” where Christina preferred more contemporary music, while Rosie was into classics like Elton John. The interview also featured a clip from “The Ice Storm,” where Christina’s character provocatively says grace at a family dinner. Her performance in the clip showcased her incredible acting talent even at such a young age.

Since that interview, Christina Ricci’s career has evolved tremendously. She has taken on a variety of roles and has established herself as a versatile and respected actress in Hollywood. Rosie O’Donnell, too, has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry with her talk show and various other endeavors.

This interview is nostalgic because it captures the essence of the 90s and shows a young actress at the beginning of her illustrious career. It’s a reminder of a simpler time in entertainment and captures the spirit of an era.

These days we get to see Christina in some incredible roles including the Showtime series “Yellowjackets and the Netflix series “Wednesday” where she perfectly became the villain to Jenna Ortega’s take on the iconic character of Wednesday Addams.

The interview between Christina Ricci and Rosie O’Donnell is a delightful and nostalgic piece that showcases the charm and talent of a young Christina Ricci. It’s a window into the past and a reminder of the journeys both Christina and Rosie have taken since then. I encourage everyone to watch this interview and take a trip down memory lane. It’s a treasure that captures the spirit of the 90s.

Trevor Decker
Where to Watch: the ice storm




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