AFTER spending a summer of love with her Aussie actor beau Kick Gurry in Sydney, it may only be a matter of time before Hollywood actress Christina Ricci shacks up in his lavish Darling Point home for good.

The pair, who met in September while starring in the Hollywood blockbuster Speedracer, spent the festive season soaking up the sun together, with Ricci hinting to film writer Erin McWhirter things could be hotting up on the domestic front.

On the promo trail for her new flick Penelope yesterday, the 27-year-old turned super spruiker for the Harbour City.

“Sydney is probably my favourite city ever. After three days here I was like, ‘This is the best city I have ever been in’. There are places like Rome or Paris, but you can’t imagine living there. This seems like the most wonderful, liveable city in the world. It’s been the best start to the New Year.”

While she remained tight-lipped on the intimate details of life with Gurry, it appears his laid-back Aussie attitude has rubbed off on her and their romance.

“I have definitely grown out of thinking jaded is cool,” Ricci said.

“I used to have a real problem with sincerity, I was always sarcastic, but I think now I am confident enough within myself to be sincere.”

Now happily head-over-heels, the actress who once struggled with anorexia said she is now content, making relationships easier.

“You have to learn to love yourself and you have to learn to stick with yourself because no one is going to make you perfect,” she said.

“You are not going to meet the kind of person you are going to fall in love with until you are the best person you can be.”

Ricci, who flew out of Australia last night, plays the lead role in her latest romantic fairytale film, due for release here in April.

From the Courier Mail (Australia)