When it comes to Wednesday Addams, few people know more than Christina Ricci.
And the actor who portrayed the Addams daughter in two Addams Family feature films and who has an undefined role in the upcoming Netflix Wednesday series had a few salient points to make about the show during a chat with Deadline this week.
Ricci–who just received her second Emmy Award nomination for her role on Showtime’s Yellowjackets–said it was “wonderful” to work again with director Tim Burton on the supernatural comedy series. This will be the first time Ricci has worked with the celebrated director since Sleepy Hollow in 1999.
Ricci said she was “beyond flattered” to be offered the role (to which she has been sworn to secrecy), “particularly because it is Tim Burton and I respect and admire him so much. To have him ask me to come back and play this part in that world was really gratifying on a sentimental level.”
Ricci added that she “really loved” working alongside Jenna Ortega, who stars in the show’s titular role. “She’s so incredibly talented and professional,” Ricci said. “She’s involved in every step along the way. And her Wednesday is a really, really great, smart, modern take on that character.”
The series–expected to hit Netflix sometime this fall–also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, George Burcea as Lurch and Victor Dorobantu as Thing.
Wednesday–based, of course, on the classic ’60s TV series The Addams Family–follows the Addams daughter at Nevermore Academy, where she “attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago,” according to the synopsis.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Wednesday on Netflix.