Last week, the “Wednesday” star debuted her new position as Principal Larissa Weems on Tim Burton’s new Netflix sequence that follows Wednesday Addams throughout her college days at “Nevermore Academy.”
And Christie, who’s had roles in high-profile initiatives like “Star Wars” and “The Hunger Games,” says this new position as Larissa has carried out so much for her confidence — and he or she’s thanking Burton and the present’s costume designer, Colleen Atwood, for the increase in vanity.
“It is the first time I’ve ever felt beautiful on screen,” Christie informed Entertainment Weekly in a chunk revealed final week. “I cannot express my extreme gratitude more heartily to Tim and Colleen and our hair and makeup team. Colleen Atwood is rightfully a legend, and what she does is close to witchcraft in terms of transformation. It is an honor of my life to work with Colleen and to work with Tim.”
Christie added that Atwood made her physique really feel “celebrated and beautiful.”
“She is able to look at your body and emphasize different elements, emphasize your strong points,” Christie stated. “The way she made me feel was my body felt celebrated and beautiful. Never once did I feel like there was something to hide or something to be ashamed of. She made me feel incredible.”
Christie informed EW that Burton gave her the liberty to mould her character Larissa nonetheless she needed — together with her look.
Christie stated that she was impressed by the concept of a “Hitchcock-style heroine, this screen siren” and Larissa’s fashion was impressed by Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak.
Christie, who’s over 6 ft tall, opened up about her physique whereas chatting with GQ Style in 2019.
“I think because my body seems to draw such extreme responses from people, that, well … it’s fight or flight, isn’t it? Sink or swim,” she informed the journal on the time. “You either exist in a state of shame about not fitting into society or you embrace what you have. As time goes by, you become very aware of your own mortality and you want to inhabit who you are fully.”