‘The Addams Family’: Christina Ricci Once Opened Up About Kissing as Wednesday Addams

by Halle Ames

Wednesday Addams actress Christina Ricci from the hit 90s show The Addams Family opens up about her first on-screen kiss. 

The now 41-year-old actress has been in a number of films, playing dark, edgy characters like the one she played in The Addams Family. Wednesday is the creepy, death-obsessed child of Morticia and Gomez Addams. 

Charles Addams is the artist behind the show. He reveals giving the character the name Wednesday due to a popular nursery rhyme that says, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.”

Mission accomplished.

Christina Ricci recalls how big of an impact The Addams Family had on her life growing up, being cast for the role at just 11-years-old.

“Those movies have clearly had the biggest impact on my career and life,” Ricci said. “I spent a lot of my childhood working on them and promoting them, and I’ve spent the rest of my life talking about them! So both of the Addams Family movies, they’re huge in my history.”

But even odd teens like Wednesday had love interests. Christina Ricci reveals what it was like to have her first on-screen kiss during The Addams Family Values movie. 

In an interview with Bobbie Wygant from 1993, Wygant asks Ricci if the kiss was seen as a big deal on set, given it was her first. 

“No, there was never a real big deal about it,” Ricci explained. “Because, I mean, when you think about it, there’s so much of that, you know, in movies and everything. And it’s just a movie.”

As for her feelings for actor David Krumholtz, who played Joel Glicker, she kept it simple. 

“He’s a nice guy,” Ricci said.

Christina Ricci and Johnny Depp

As for other stars, Christina Ricci has frequently found herself kissing during various movies. Johnny Depp ranks high on that list. Between the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow and again in the 2000 movie The Man Who Cried, Ricci and Depp’s characters were continuously in item.

Although the two were great friends, Christina Ricci says kissing Depp was a bit awkward. She says this was because they were more like relatives than lovers. 

“It was a little weird,” Ricci told Entertainment Weekly. “Anytime you’re rooting around like two pigs in front of 20 men or women on a set. It’s kind of bizarre, especially with someone you met when you were nine, and he was 27. But we get along so well that we could both laugh it off and say, ‘This is really irritating.'”

Well, when you put it like that…yes, that situation sounds a bit uncomfortable.