WEIRDLAND: Flower-Power: Christina Ricci, Jake Gyllenhaal

Friday, October 23, 2009

Flower-Power: Christina Ricci, Jake Gyllenhaal

"As we wrap up lunch and head out for a little shopping at Ricci's favorite area store, Lake boutique on Rowena, the conversation moves back to her upcoming role as Trixie in Speed Racer. And out comes one of the first urgently effusive comments of the afternoon: "It was honestly the most fun I have had making any movie, pretty much ever."
Christina Ricci as Julietta for UNICEF Literacy Campaign by Roger Moenks, September 2008. Source:

"Into the Wild" premiere, on 18th September 2007. Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci at 7th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - May 2008 Christina Ricci with Emile Hirsch at MTV TRL, on 5th May 2008.

Emile Hirsch & Christina Ricci in "Speed Racer" (2008).

"She loved her fellow cast mates, Matthew Fox, Emile Hirsch and Australian newcomer Kick Gurry ("He can take a punch"); eccentric writing/directing brother team of Larry and Andy Wachowski ("I was like their dress-up doll"); doing her own stunts ("I learned to pick up a gun in mid-cartwheel on the second take, I basically have no more ambition in life"). But her favorite thing? The outfits, of course. Based on the 1960s Japanime series created by Tatsuo Yoshida, the Wachowski brothers brought their futuristic/fetishistic aesthetic that they perfected making the Matrix series to this hyper-real live action film". "The helicopter pilot one was the best. I look like an action figure. It's a zip up leather sleeveless hot pant cat suit. And I wear it with patent leather stiletto boots." Source:

Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci at "Penelope" premiere - 31 st Toronto Film Festival, September 2006.
Christina Ricci - Samsonite Fashionaire collection Ads.

"Christina Ricci shines as the face of Fashionaire, the newly-relaunched cult Sixties accessory line by Samsonite's premium Black Label. The vintage-inspired range - in a contemporary 'flower-power' monochrome print, lined with orange sateen - includes an umbrella, wallet and key-ring alongside its bags, beauty case and wheeled cases".

More flower-power giving:
Jake picks some flowers for Reese at The Farmer's Market in Pacific Palisades, on 12th March 2008. Jake Gyllenhaal carrying flowers at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on 10th November, 2005. Jake Gyllenhaal with flowers (a dozen pink tulips) waiting for Natalie Portman on 22nd May 2006, NYC.Edie Sedgwick, 60's icon.Kirsten Dunst, Art Striber photoshoot.Olivia Wilde - "Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas", 2006.Shannyn Sossamon, RJ Shaughnessy photoshoot, 2009.Jena Malone - Troy Jensen photoshoot, July 2009. Ang Lee - "Taking Woodstock" N.Y. premiere, July 2009.Brianna Domont at "Taking Woodstock" NY premiere, Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, on 29th July 2009.Ashley Greene.

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