To her credit, Christina Ricci has generally embraced her own enduring legacy as the burgeoning goth queen Wednesday Addams throughout her career (per). The actor is, of course, not playing the title role in “Wednesday,” with “Scream” breakout Jenna Ortega instead being tapped for the coveted part. Though we still don’t know who Ricci is playing in the new series, the actor claimed in a recent interview with she returned to the fantastical, darkly comedic world of “The Addams Family” because it genuinely resonates with her on a primal level. “And, you know, it’s sort of I’ve always viewed myself as a kind of a natural contrarian,” Ricci stated, adding, “And so being in a world where everybody’s just like thrilled to be doing the wrong thing. It’s just great for me, I love it.”
Ricci went on to say she was also beyond thrilled to re-team with her “Sleepy Hollow” director Tim Burton on “Wednesday,” who helmed several episodes of the forthcoming series. She further added it was a legit honor “to be asked to be a part of the new version of this thing that is a huge part of my identity and my history and my life.” Christina Ricci will appear in “Wednesday” alongside Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, and Riki Lindhome, among others. Though no official release date has been announced, the series will reportedly debut later this fall. And we cannot wait to see what kooky, ooky, and/or spooky high jinks that incredible cast will get into.