With her new movie "Bel Ami" set to hit theaters in England on March 9th, Christina Ricci landed the cover of the April 2012 issue of Marie Claire UK as part of her promotional efforts.
The 32-year-old actress donned designer dresses from the likes of Alexander McQueen and Versus for the elegant spread lining the pages while chatting about everything from the biggest turning point in her life to the advice she would give to other Hollywood hopefuls.
Highlights from Miss Ricci's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Marie Claire UK!
On growing up:
"It took a while for me to be comfortable with who I was. To realize everyone might not get my sense of humor; everyone might not like me. You know what, I'm not going to change who I am. I've tried. It doesn't work. I've never been very Hollywood.'
On the effect her upbringing has had on her work:
"How I was raised and the memories of certain incidents in my childhood… I bring those emotional memories to things I need to use at work. Definitely. But I also use things that happened to me as an adult in the same way."
On if she has any regrets about her wild child ways:
"No. Because it all kind of makes up the back story which is my life."
On one of the biggest turning points in her life:
"Somebody actually found out about it and outed my while I was recovering [from an eating disorder]. It was a horrifying thing to do to a 14-year-old trying to cope with a devastating illness. And, out of rage, I vowed that no one would ever be able to out me for a secret again. So I was going to be completely honest in the rest of my life. I don't want to be hurt in that way again."
On the advice she would give to other Hollywood hopefuls:
"I've always said to people you should never let anyone change who you are because the only commodity you really have is your individuality."