Christina Ricci, who just completed a three-episode arc on "Saving Grace," has another reason to celebrate.The "Speed Racer" star is engaged to actor Owen Benjamin, report celebrity sites.Ricci is here to promote her latest film, Speed Racer, directed by the Wachowski brothers (of Matrix trilogy fame), a live action adaptation of a 1960s cult Japanese anime cartoon series.So far I've not had a chance to ask her about it.'I'm sorry if I'm babbling,' she says, after a sudden pause.But now, the actress tells Catherine Elsworth, it's time the world saw her afresh I'm walking up to the Hollywood sushi restaurant where I'm due to meet the actress Christina Ricci for lunch, when I see a photographer leap out of a car and begin frantically snapping pictures.I follow his gaze to a black Mercedes that has just pulled up at the kerb and see a petite figure in a green minidress, flip-flops and oversized sunglasses hand her car keys to the valet and step swiftly towards the restaurant entrance. She's used to the paparazzi but today, for some reason, she wasn't expecting to be followed. I'm pretty certain there's going to be some crotch shots.Today she looks fighting fit - her skin is clear, her huge hazel eyes are bright, and she is slender but not scarily so. I'm an inconsistent eater - all the things you're not supposed to be.
"'Filming, however, did not get off to an ideal start when, on her first day, Ricci found herself assaulted by a co-star who latched on to her breast and refused to let go.'I felt like, if I wasn't calm, he might just pull away and not let go of my breast and I'd lose like a whole piece.' Ricci was discovered aged six by a casting agent who happened to see her in a school play in Montclair, New Jersey, and began acting professionally aged seven.She was cast alongside Cher in Mermaids (1990) and then, of course, as Wednesday Addams.(Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD) ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 04: Executive Producer Christina Ricci, Actor David Hoflin, Producer Nicole Yorkin, Producer & Writer Dawn Prestwich, and Moderator Kim Roots speak during a Q&A for 'Z' on Day Three of the a TVfest 2017 presented by SCAD at SCADshow ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 04: Executive Producer Christina Ricci and Actor David Hoflin attend a Q&A for 'Z' on Day Three of the a TVfest 2017 presented by SCAD at SCADshow on February 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for S ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 04: Executive Producer and Actress Christina Ricci attends a press junket for 'Z' on Day Three of the a TVfest 2017 presented by SCAD on February 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.