Movie star Christina Ricci threatened to quit her acting career if she didn't land her role in latest movie BLACK SNAKE MOAN.
The actress claims producers originally snubbed her for the role of sex-crazed character Rae because they believed she could not pull it off.
But the 27-year-old knew the role was perfect for her.
She says, "I just felt really passionate about the subject matter and the issues. If ever there was a role that could point out the reason I'm an actress it was this one.
"I even told my therapist, if I didn't get the part, I was going to quit because I would have no idea what it was that people in the industry wanted from me."