Christina Ricci grateful to grow up in private

October 22nd, 2011

Christina Ricci is glad she's not a child star in today's world.

The actress - who shot to fame playing Wednesday Addams in 'The Addams Family' when she was just nine - is grateful she wasn't hounded by photographers like many young actors are at the moment, meaning she could lead a relatively normal life.

The 31-year-old beauty said: "You know, I made all the mistakes a lot of young stars are making today. I partied, I drank. But during my time there weren't that many photographers around. I had more freedom!"

Christina says when the pressures of fame get too much for her, she unwinds by just chilling at her home.

The 'Pan Am' star said: "If I feel stressed, I take a personal day, which basically entails me being on my couch with a book and my puppy! I don't leave the house. And I like to visit my friends, and just hang out with my family."