Former child star Christina Ricci is still embarrassed by her performance in THE ICE STORM 12 years on - because she was totally unprepared for the sexually-charged role.
Ricci was only 17 when she began the transition into more adult movies, starting with Ang Lee's 1997 film.
And the actress insists she deserves no credit for the critically acclaimed picture, because she didn't do enough background work to play troubled, sexually-curious Wendy Hood, reports the New York Daily News.
She explains, "All of the actors did their research for that movie, but I didn't do my homework. People always compliment me on my performance in the movie, but I cannot take credit for it at all because I truly had no idea what the film was about."