Ricci’s Brave Admission

Sleepy Hollow star tells of self-multilation

by Willow Green |
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She's one of the hottest young actresses of the nineties - a happening package of kookiness, intelligence and talent, but Christina Ricci is still exorcising her demons, as she told Rolling Stone Magazine this month. Talking about her teenage years, Ricci revealed that she had used 'self injury' as a way of dealing with her problems. 'I'd be upset, so I'd do it and it would calm me down...You know how your brain shuts down from pain? The pain would be so bad, it would force my body to slow down, and I wouldn't be as anxious. It made me calm.' While doctors are still trying to discover the root cause of this syndrome, Ricci herself believes her childhood holds the key. 'Obviously, it has to do with stuff that went on in my family,' she says. Ricci, whose parents divorced when she was a child, goes on to explain. 'It was the usual dysfunctional crazy family.' Now on a prescribed anti-depressant, Ricci is keen to play down her past persona of the tortured young thesp. 'I'm not, like, this crazy, angry person,' Ricci tells this month's issue of Rolling Stone. 'I'm - boring.'

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