‘Yellowjackets’ star Christina Ricci praises the younger girls on the show for standing up for themselves: ‘Oh my God, this is amazing’

Having worked in the entertainment industry since she was a child, when she appeared in the Cher-Winona Ryder movie Mermaids and in The Addams Family as Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci has noticed that things are changing for women. "We're very aware that we're getting to play more and more interesting characters because of the time where we are," Ricci, now 41, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview, published Friday, about her new Showtime series, Yellowjackets. "[The cast has] discussed the way that things have changed just in terms of being an actress — what you're allowed to request for yourself. A lot of the younger girls on this show are very much able to stand up for themselves and say, 'No, I won't do that. I don't want to do that. I don't like how I’m being treated.' And to witness that, having been their age on film sets, was sort of like, 'Oh, my God, this is amazing. So are we all allowed to do this?' It's so fun not to be hampered by all the traditional requirements that there used to be for female characters ... in terms of what you are allowed to express as a working actress that would not throw you into the realm of "difficult.'"

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