The actress said she is tired of playing tortured souls and enjoyed the opportunity to star in her first action movie Speed Racer.
She is quoted as saying:
“I wanted to do a kids’ movie again. I wanted to do a family film. There are so many family movies for kids but they don’t actually teach you anything.”
“Speed Racer really stresses integrity and morals and a love of family, and that’s something I think is really important and a trend we need to bring back.”
Ricci played a nymphomaniac in Black Snake Moan, the lesbian lover of a serial killer in Monster and a damaged teen in films such as The Ice Storm and Prozac Nation.