Christina Ricci Gets Real About Aging And Living a Life Full Of Regrets

"If I could do it again, I’d do it a better way," the actress isn't afraid to admit.

While many go through life saying they have no insurmountable regrets, Christina Ricci isn’t one of those people. In fact, she wishes she could go back in time and be dealt another hand in life so she could “do it in a better way.”

Ricci’s wild revelation bubbled to the surface during a recent interview with The Guardian in which The Addams Family actress opened up about living with “an overarching feeling” of regret in regards to the earlier chapters of her life.

“I regret everything, I’m probably the only person who’ll be honest and tell you — if I could do it again, I’d do it a better way,” Ricci told The Guardian, as reported by Daily Mail. “OK I’m being glib. But it’s an overarching feeling.”

With this renewed sense of hindsight, Ricci is also *slowly* coming to terms with the concept of aging. The actress, who turns 43 in February, willfully admits she still thinks of herself as a bold 27-year-old.

“I have this very nice filter over myself so looking at realistic pictures all the time is a little bit of a mindf**k,” she told the outlet.

Age is just a number for Ricci, who still feels like and envisions herself as a twentysomething-year-old Hollywood starlet. “I’d love to just go through life believing this delusion that I still look 27,” she quipped.

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I mean, wouldn’t we all? “It wouldn’t harm anyone,” the Sleepy Hollow actress added.

Ricci is just one of many celebrities in Hollywood who’ve drawn back the curtain on conversations surrounding women and aging.

Earlier this year Halle Berry spoke with AARP about learning to “embrace what’s most important about being beautiful” amidst the physical changes a body endures as you age.

Actresses like Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taraji P. Henson, and Andie MacDowell have all shined a light on how women are judged when they don’t “age gracefully.” Fans may remember SJP and MacDowell coming under fire for not coloring their graying hair.

Like Ricci, Susan Sarandon admits she, too, has struggled with accepting her age. “I keep thinking I’m younger, and I feel that inside!” Sarandon told British Vogue ahead of her 70th birthday.

Let’s leave the sexist, decades-long debate about whether an aging women is just as success, talented, and worthy of a shot in 2022, yeah?

Emily Weaver
Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). Read more
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