Asked by host Sarah Haines about the differences between her own experience and what she had observed watching younger actresses at work, Ricci said, “It’s really amazing. Us older ladies talk about it all the time. It’s amazing to see, that they don’t necessarily have to go through the things we had to go through.”
“They are able to say, ‘I don’t want to do this sex scene,’ ‘I don’t want to be naked'” Yellowjackets the star continued. “They can set limits for themselves, which we were never allowed to do.”
“Someone threatened to sue me once because I didn’t want to do this sex scene a certain way,” Ricci added, without naming the project. “It’s really changed and it’s great to see.”
Wednesday was not the first time Ricci had spoken publicly about the experience of being threatened with the lawsuit, telling Sydney Sweeney in a Actors on Actors conversation for Variety last June, “It would never happen now.”
“What? Oh my God, I’m so sorry,” Sweeney replied.
“It was fine. I didn’t do it anyway. And they didn’t sue me,” Ricci said.
Ricci made her film debut at the age of nine and became a household name starring as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family a year later. She cemented her name as a teen idol with projects like Casper, Now and thenand Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.
Now 43 years old, and with a number of other film and television projects under his belt, Ricci agreed The view that she saw Yellowjackets as “one of the most incredible experiences” of her career.
In her Variety interview, she told Sweeney that starting work on the Showtime series in 2019 was “the first time” she realized how much the industry had revolved around seeing artists’ consent and agency in a different light.
“With the conversations we had on our set about intimacy and people’s comfort, it was the first time I realized that things have really changed,” she said, “and women are now allowed to say, ‘I don’t well. “