LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 16: Christina Ricci attends the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Wednesday" at Hollywood Legion Theater on November 16, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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How Christina Ricci And The Addams Family Cast Fought For A Major Change To The Ending
For many moviegoers, Christina Ricci's most memorable role was her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in director Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 film "The Addams Family" and his 1993 sequel "Addams Family Values." She not only embodied the part but also distinguished herself as an asset to the storytelling process by suggesting an alternate ending to the original movie's script.
Sonnenfeld told Entertainment Weekly that the original script for "The Addams Family" called for Uncle Fester to be revealed as an imposter, which didn’t sit well with the cast. However, it was Ricci who best articulated their concerns, prompting Sonnenfeld to change the storyline and make Uncle Fester the long-lost brother that Gomez Adams had hoped for.
This decision helped capture the heart of the film by reminding viewers that the Addamses are family at its core and are there for one another in life and in death. Today, it seems that the role of Wednesday Adams in Netflix’s "Wednesday" is in the capable hands of Jenny Ortega, who also is not afraid to put her own style and spin on the character.