Christina Ricci revealed on a recent episode of “The View” (via Entertainment Weekly) that she’s once been threatened for refusing to perform a sex scene in a certain way. The talk show hosts asked the ‘Yellow Vests’ star how film and TV sets had changed over the years for young women, to which she said they were heard more clearly when they stated their limits.
“It’s really great,” Ricci said. “We older women talk about it all the time. It’s amazing how they don’t necessarily have to go through the things that we had to go through. They’re able to say, “I don’t want to do this sex scene,” “I’m not going to be naked.” They can set themselves limits that we have never been allowed to do.
Ricci added: “Someone threatened to sue me once because I didn’t want to do that sex scene in a certain way. It’s really changed and it’s great to see.
In a conversation last year with “Euphoria” Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney as part of Variety In the series “Actors on Actors”, Ricci mentioned that she had already been threatened with a lawsuit on a movie set. She didn’t reveal at the time that it was over refusing to do a sex scene.
“I remember once in a movie saying I wasn’t comfortable with something and they threatened to sue me if I didn’t,” Ricci said at the time. “It would never happen now. I didn’t do it anyway. And they didn’t come after me.
Speaking to Sweeney about performing nude scenes, Ricci added: “What made me more uncomfortable was that other people were uncomfortable with me being naked. . So what I did, and you probably wouldn’t be allowed to do it now – I just stayed naked. I was like, ‘Don’t make me feel weird, like I’m the person to be ashamed of.’…I haven’t done a sex scene in a few years. I’m at that age where they don’t ask you so much to make them anymore. I mean, I don’t really like them.
Ricci is currently making the rounds of the press in support of “Yellowjackets,” the Emmy-nominated Showtime series which returns for its second season on March 24.