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Christina Ricci Blames Her Anorexia On TV

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 3:35 PM Central

by Heather Koehler

Those after-school specials about anorexia, bulimia and depression are supposed to help the viewers but in Christina Ricci's case, it only educated and taught her how to be anorexic.

"I did get all my tips from a Tracey Gold Lifetime movie on anorexia. It taught me what to do," Christina said in a recent interview. "There was also one on HBO, starring Calista Flockhart when she was really young. She was bulimic and anorexic. She'd vomit in Tupperware containers and keep them in the closet. It was so crazy to me that for some reason it was appealing."

Evidently Christina deems the "educating" okay since as her latest project is Prozac Nation, a movie based on Elizabeth Wurtzel's book about her battle with depression. Coincidentally, Christina will be the new guest star on, you guessed it, 'Ally McBeal.'