Christina Ricci: “I’m so glad I’m not 20 years old any more. I was in a hurricane.”

Christina Ricci covers the April issue of Marie Claire UK, and she’s wearing a yellow Louis Vuitton dress (or top) that looks suspiciously like the one worn by Lana Del Ray’s lips on the cover of British Vogue’s March issue. I think Christina is still promoting her starring role in the “Pan Am” television series even though the ratings haven’t been great and speculation has swirled of an inevitable cancellation. However, ABC maintains that the show is still in the running for a second season, so who knows. The photoshoot itself is quite lovely and springlike with lots of soft lighting and breezy fabrics. Not to mention airbrushed nips, which I’ve included at the bottom of this post. Here’s the subscriber’s cover of the magazine and some interview excerpts as well:

On hitting her 30s: “I’m so glad I’m not 20 years old any more. I was in a hurricane. I’m a lot calmer now. I don’t cause destruction for myself and others everywhere I go. I take things as they happen and I’ve learned to be calm about things. Troubleshoot as problems arise and just make the best out of things.”

On the importance of being herself: “I’ve always said to people you should never let anyone try to change who you are because the only commodity you really have is you individuality. There are a million actresses and that’s the only thing that makes you special.”

On her future man: “Somebody smart and funny that I love being with.”

[From Marie Claire UK]

I agree with Christina that reaching one’s 30s is generally a calmer period in life, but she’s only 32. Once she hits 35 or so, her attitude might change. I know that mine did, for I really miss the relative freedom of my early 20s. Still, maybe she has a real point in regards to something that she’s not quite clarifing, like say, relationship drama. As far as I’m aware, she broke off her engagement with Owen Benjamin in 2009, so the timing Christina hitting her 30s at that point makes sense.

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire

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  1. trollontheloose says:

    some of these pics reminds me of Esthee lauder parfum ads..

  2. ethosdino says:

    Is it just me, or does her head look extra tiny on the cover?

  3. Asli says:

    LOL at the bottom pics. If they felt the need to airbrush the nips away, why didn’t they just give her a top that covered more instead of this alien photoshopping? Hilarious.

  4. laila says:

    My 30′s so far have been a bit quieter. I have a house to pay for, a busy career, and I don’t see my friends as much anymore. I do miss the freedom and fun of my 20′s. But I don’t want some of the drama that comes with that anymore.

  5. KJ says:

    I’m pretty sure that Christina Ricci has a tattoo of a sparrow on her boob, and they probably airbrushed THAT out, and got a little overzealous trying to even things out.

  6. Happy21 says:

    She’s always bugged me. Not too sure why. Even before she became a bobblehead I couldn’t stand her…

  7. Gala says:

    I think we need another Addams Family movie. I’m dying to see a 30-something Wednesday Addams.

    Is she happily married? Did she have children? Is she serving a life sentence at an institution for the criminally insane? Inquiring minds want to know.

  8. Hattie says:

    Pretty sure she is doing promotional work for Bel Ami.
    Yes. I am ashamed I knew that.

  9. Zoey says:

    I’ll always have a fondness for her because of Mermaids…so damn cute!

  10. Mairead says:

    I thought she was pretty good in Pan Am, and didn’t look as emaciated in her girdle as you’d assume.

    With the exception of one really woeful episode, Pan Am was decent – far superior to that American Horror Story muck, for example – and deserves a chance to develop.

    It’ll never be as good or sharp as Mad Men, but it’s a different style and different tack and much more could be made of the Cold War espionage element.

    • Bodhi says:

      I hate horror stories & I can’t believe I watched every.single.eppy of AHS!

      Anyway, I haven’t seen PA yet, but maybe it will be on Netflix soon. I do love all the related merch at Brookstone though!

      • Mairead says:

        Well, you know yourself that I got too browned off by the time the last episode came around – yours and my friend Chris’s insights were far more interesting. I was watching them for the same reason I read Dan Brown – just to get annoyed. What did you make of the last one?

  11. Funnylilou says:

    Take about ageism : what is the difference between 32 and 35 ??? really???
    To me those are the same!

    Talk about pushing the age issue on women when a years age difference is made into a significant gap

    • B says:

      It’s all relative. Yes, when you look at the big picture, the numerical age is very close. Personally, I matured a great deal between 30/32 and 35. It’s not “ageism,” IMO. It’s a turning point. Maybe not for you, but often for others.

      • Funnylilou says:

        isn’t what makes it a turning point just the fact that we already consider it the turning point? isn’t quite ageist by the predetermination we put on it?
        3 years is nothing and considering there are very immature older women and old soul young ones are the turning point the same for all women then?

        aren’t the turning point attached to one’s life, as grief, rejection, graduation,first job, break-ups and other more meaningful stops in life than age turn?

        I am sorry but to anyone a 32 years old and a 35 years old woman is tomato-tomatoe, the exact same!
        Now compare this same woman with a 25 yrs old or a 40yrs old, now you will have a point! but 3 years is a way too small gap and particularly at that age to talk about significant differences between these 2 ages, the only that small but significant difference is between a teen and early 20′s.

        32/35 tomato/tomatoes!women well into adulthood but not mature women yet!

      • HAHAHA says:

        I totally agree! I am turning 36 next month and I didn’t change since I was 28, my own “turning points” were quite earlier in life: my dad died when I was 16, I was the eldest so I took care of my siblings to help my mom go back to work after 15 years, I myself worked like crazy to pay my own college!

        All my twenties were full of reponsabilities and I was way more responsable at 23 than more my mom’s friends.

        Since I turned 28 I am actually in the most joyful and free period of my life: I travel, I have ladies night with my friends (I didn’t go out much before), I am married to the love of my life and I have 2 adorable children!and I certainly go out way more than in my 20′s!

        I think making a difference between 32 and 35 in terms of maturity is actually kind of spoiled brat.

        If you happen to travel in countries in Africa or Asia you will see that both are considered actually quite old and not young at all (in some these ages reach actually “grand mother” territories!!!).

        And saying she is “still 32″ compared to 35 is really over the top since for most people this is the exact same, there is not difference at all in term of how youthful other people see 2 women with this age difference at this stage of life… just ask a twenty something !

  12. danielle says:

    I’m 36. You couldn’t pay me to go back to 20 yrs old. I like my life now ALOT better.

  13. sarah says:

    I guess I can’t really speak on the subject of age since I’m only 21.

  14. elvyn says:

    Bel ami who will be in theaters next week (march, 9). That’s the movie she is selling to UK!

  15. anytime says:

    everybody likes her because she is just herself. just who she is, she’s not trying to put on some hip or other sort of airs, and she’s not a try hard like many others who keep trying to convince us that they’re somebody they’re not. keep it up i say.