Christina Ricci has her rebellious character to thank for saving her from a tight spot.

The former Addams Family star plays an air stewardess in new TV drama Pam Am and she didn’t have the constraints of her fellow trolley dollies.

“My character refuses to wear a corset very often and gets in trouble all the time so I don’t wear them as much as the other girls do,” explains Christina.

“It’s good because I’m older than the rest of the girls, so I have to watch my weight a little bit more.”

Ricci recently admitted she sees maintaining her figure as a pressure she, not the industry, puts on herself.

“I’ve been doing this for a really long time and I used to hate feeling insecure. It’s the worst feeling in the world. So, I do a lot of things in advance so that I know I won’t have to feel like crap about myself,” she said.

“I think probably, in my late twenties, I became a lot more like, I’ll do what I can to make sure I look the way I like to look. But in the end, there’s only so much you can do and I’m not going to punish myself because I don’t look like the average person in a bikini.”