Two Classic Roles Christina Ricci Would Love To Return To

Christina Ricci in Addams Family and Speed Racer

Christina Ricci has played a wide variety of roles over her acting career, from Kat Harvey in Casper to Terra in the animated movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. In recent years, Ricci has primarily left her mark in smaller movies and the television realm, but should the opportunities present themselves, she'd love to to return to two classic properties she lent her talents to. Specifically, the actress has expressed interest in both revisiting the world of Addams Family and reprising Trixie from Speed Racer.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Christina Ricci about her upcoming thriller Distorted, which she stars in alongside John Cusack, and we also spent a little time talking about other areas of her career. As most of you already know, Ricci's breakthrough performance was playing Wednesday Addams in 1991's The Addams Family, and she reprised the dark, precocious youth in 1993's Addams Family Values. When I asked her if she would be interested in appearing in anything Addams Family-related again, be it as matriarch Morticia Addams, an adult Wednesday or in another capacity, she responded:

I would totally get back in bed with the Addams Family anytime.

While there isn't another live action Addams Family movie on the way anytime soon, the creepy and kooky clan are getting the animated theatrical treatment next year, though the Morticia and Wednesday roles have already been filled by Charlize Theron and Chloë Grace Moretz, respectively. While Ricci thinks it's great that Charles Addams' creation is still being kept alive and revamped, she's also interested in participating in the franchise again should the occasion arise.

Then there's Speed Racer, the 2008 adaptation of the same named 1960s anime and manga that was earned negative reception at the time of release, but has since become a cult favorite. Shortly after Speed Racer's release, there was talk about The Wachowskis possibly making a sequel, and while nothing ever came of that, Christina Ricci is still game to play Trixie again. The actress said:

Yeah, of course. It was a great experience. I loved working with everybody. I love The Wachowskis. I think visually, it's such a fun movie. That part was fun to play.

Back in May, Emilie Hirsch, who played Speed Racer's eponymous protagonist, tweeted that there is a Speed Racer 2 script that's been written, and he called upon fans to show their support for seeing a follow-up. Given that the original movie didn't even make its budget back, the odds of a sequel going into production certainly don't seem likely, but if by whatever chance Speed Racer 2 does move forward, fans can rest easy knowing that Christina Ricci would be willing to jump back into this colorful world.

You can see Christina Ricci next in Distorted, which will be released in theaters and VOD tomorrow, June 22. Don't forget to also look through our 2018 release schedule to find out what other movies come out this year.

Adam Holmes
Senior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and Doctor Who lore, Adam is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. He started working for the site back in late 2014 writing exclusively comic book movie and TV-related articles, and along with branching out into other genres, he also made the jump to editing. Along with his writing and editing duties, as well as interviewing creative talent from time to time, he also oversees the assignment of movie-related features. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism, and he’s been sourced numerous times on Wikipedia. He's aware he looks like Harry Potter and Clark Kent.