Christina Ricci tired herself out hacking up bodies with an axe in her latest movie.

The 33-year-old star plays the lead in 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' - about a religion teacher accused of killing her parents in 1892 - and says the murder scenes were physically demanding.

She said: ''My arms got tired because the axe was heavy. You film scenes from a million different angles, and for every take I did 12 chops with the axe. My arms were ripped for about two days after. I didn't like getting fake blood in my hair though.''

When she wasn't hacking people to pieces on-screen the actress - who is married to James Heerdegen - enjoyed shopping in Novia Scotia, Canada, where the shoot took place.

She added: ''There are a lot of little seaside villages and shops. I love maritime antiques and ship paintings, so I brought some good stuff back with me.''

When it comes to TV, Christina is missing her favourite fantasy series as well as reality shows.

She told Us Weekly magazine: ''I love 'Game of Thrones', so I read all the books when the season was over. And I have a bit of bit of reality show problem.''