Christina Ricci ‘hated seeing herself in the mirror’

October 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Oct 25 (ANI): Actress Christina Ricci has confessed that she “hated” her body and couldn’t stand seeing her reflection in the mirror.

She said she had such low self-esteem about her looks and figure that she couldn’t see herself in the mirror.

Ricci had fought with eating disorder anorexia post her fame in ‘Mermaids’ alongside Cher, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins when she was just 10 years old.

“For years, I hated myself. I covered the mirrors in my house. I literally couldn’t have a mirror in my room,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ricci as saying.

“I still can’t sit in a restaurant or someplace where I can catch my reflection. I get so paranoid.”

Ricci, 30, dealt with her body hang-ups with a role in ‘Black Snake Moan’ movie in 2007 opposite Samuel L Jackson, that required the actress to appear in her underwear only for most part of the movie.

“For that, I needed to lose any self-consciousness because I feel sometimes you can see that in a nude scene,” Ricci added. (ANI)

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