Christina Ricci has admitted she is apprehensive ahead of her Broadway debut in Donald Margulies' play 'Time Stands Still' tonight (07.10.10).
Christina Ricci is terrified about making her Broadway debut this evening (07.10.10).
The actress - who will take over the role of Mandy Bloom from Alicia Silverstone in Donald Margulies' 'Time Stands Still' -admitted she avoided taking part in a stage show for years because performing in front of a live audience scares her.
She said: "I always was really, really, really against doing anything in front of a live audience. I've always had stage fright. I don't like speaking in front of people. I don't like to present at awards shows - that to me was always the scariest thing ever. So the idea of doing a play for years was just like, 'Are you kidding?'"
However the actress - who will star alongside Laura Linney, Brian D'Arcy James and Eric Bogosian in the four-person play, which is being staged in New York's elite theatre district - is excited about the new challenge.
She explained: "It's an incredible experience. It's totally different than anything I've ever done. It's sort of fascinating the things that happen when you're out there. It's kind of like being on a really long first date - with somebody you really like."