15 May 2006Webmiss
“Screen beauty Christina Ricci sports a pig’s nose in her latest movie Penelope, which also stars Reese Witherspoon.
It’s a modern twist on the traditional Beauty and the Beast fairytale.
Penelope can only get rid of her snout, part of a family curse, through learning to accept herself and by finding love.
Ricci said: “It’s all about sort of self acceptance and not hating yourself. But mostly, I think, beyond all that, we are just trying to make a really gorgeous, entertaining film. A fantasy.
“I mean, this story takes place very much inside a kind of a created, surrealistic, kind of world. So, hopefully people will just get wrapped up in the fantasy of all of it.”
Ricci has been acting since she was a child and has starred in a string of Hollywood hits, including her first movie, Mermaids, with Winona Ryder, Addams Family, Sleepy Hollow and critically-acclaimed film The Ice Storm.
She also starred as Charlize Theron’s lover in Monster, the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos.”