was so determined to prove she could play a promiscuous sexual abuse victim, she sent the film's director explicit photos of herself. The actress was intent on landing a role in writer/director Craig Brewer's film Black Snake Moan
and decided to take a risk by sending him risqué photos.
Ricci says she fought hard for the role and had a good audition, but filmmakers were unsure if she could tap into the character's carnal desires. She explains, "My agent started inundating Craig Brewer with photo shoots I had done that are pure sex shots!"
The 26-year-old star spent most of the film half-naked chained to a radiator and says she remained half-clad between takes to channel her character Rae's shame. Ricci claims she used pop stars Britney Spear's
and Jessica Simpson
as her role models while playing the sexually explicit character.
She adds, "She has Britney Spears' hair and Jessica Simpson's inappropriate wardrobe. This is just a microcosmic example of the over-sexualization of young girls and children. Even though she's not really a child, she looks like one."
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