Christina Ricci loved being a child star.

The American actress - who played Wednesday Addams in 'The Addams Family' films at the age of 10 - loved ''being a kid who had a talent'' and enjoyed having ''positive reinforcement'' every single day.

Asked what role she preferred, she said: ''I don't have a favourite [film] of all time. I've had some incredible experiences and loved working as a child. I have to say The Addams Family movies were two really really - they were like glory days for me as a 10 and 12-year-old. Those were great movies to be on ...

''I loved working. I loved being a kid who had a talent. I loved being good at something. I loved all that positive reinforcement I got every day. I loved getting to use my imagination in a way that really created things. It was incredible to be able to do that so young.''

Christina worked with Cher on her first movie and praised the singer's kindness and generosity, revealing she learned a lot from her.

She added to People magazine: ''Cher was the most famous actress I've worked with, and it was my first movie. She was so open and so incredibly kind and generous. I learned a ton from her. I could ask her directly, 'How do you do it? How do you make yourself cry?' And she would try to help me learn how to do it. She was great.''