Christina Ricci threatened with lawsuit for refusing sex scene

Christina Ricci revealed on a recent episode of “The View” (via Entertainment Weekly) that she was once threatened for refusing to perform a sex scene in a certain way. The ‘Yellowjackets’ star was asked by the talk show hosts how film and television sets have changed for young women over the years, to which she said they are heard more clearly when they state their boundaries.

“It’s really great,” Ricci said. “We older ladies talk about it all the time. It’s amazing to see that they don’t necessarily have to go through the same things we do. They can say, “I don’t want to do this sex scene,” “I’m not going to be naked.” They can set limits for themselves that we were never allowed to do.”

Ricci added: “Someone once threatened to sue me because I didn’t want to do this sex scene a certain way. It has really changed and it’s great to see.”

During a conversation last year with “Euphoria” Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney as part of Variety “Actors on Actors” series, Ricci said she was once threatened with a lawsuit on a movie set. She didn’t reveal at the time that it was over to refuse 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 do it,” Ricci said at the time. “That would never happen again. I didn’t do it anyway. And they haven’t charged me.”

Speaking to Sweeney about performing nude scenes, Ricci added: “What made me more uncomfortable was other people were uncomfortable when I was naked. So what I did, and you probably shouldn’t be doing this right now – I just stayed naked. I was like, ‘Don’t make me feel weird, like I’m the person who should be ashamed.’…I haven’t done a sex scene in a few years. I’m at that age where they can’t tell you more so often to do them. I mean, I don’t really enjoy it.”

Ricci is currently making the press rounds in support of “Yellowjackets,” the Emmy-nominated Showtime series returning March 24 for its second season.

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