Christina Ricci credits Wednesday Addams role with shaping her life

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Christina Ricci's role as Wednesday Addams shaped her life.
The 42-year-old star was just 11 years old when she made the 1991 movie 'The Addams Family' and although she'd appeared alongside Cher in 'Mermaids' before then, she admitted it was the supernatural comedy that truly made her fall in love with her profession.
Christina - who reprised her role as Wednesday in 1993's 'Addams Family Values' explained during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', she explained: "I did (fall in love with movies). I think 'The Addams Family', one, those movies were so sort of formative for my career.
"Because the first thing I did that was really successful was all about me being allowed to do something that was not conventional.
"So it really sort of shaped everything for me in so many ways and then also I remember I kind of fell into being a kid actor. It was brought to me, and then I was like, 'Okay, sure. I'll do this.'' But I had always planned on doing something different."
Christina went on to reveal it was during filming of the sequel that she realised she wanted to spend her life acting.
She added: "And then I remember I was 13, and I was walking on the Paramount lot and shooting 'Addams Family 2'.
"And they were shooting 'Coneheads' next door, and then 'Frasier' was over here. And I was like, 'Yeah, you know what, I think I I'm gonna do this for the rest of my life'."
It was recently revealed Christina had landed a major role in Tim Burton's new Netflix series 'Wednesday'.
Specific details about her role have remained a closely-guarded secret ever since Christina was cast in the series some time ago.
However, it's been reported that she won't simply play an older version of Wednesday but has been given the role of a new character.
Instead, Jenna Ortega will star as Wednesday Addams during her years at Nevermore Academy.

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