Christina Ricci is wowing audiences with her portrayal of the notorious, flapper Spitfire that was Zelda Fitzgerald – the wife and muse of famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She stars alongside Aussie actor David Hoflin as The Great Gatsby author in the Amazon Prime series; Z: The Beginning of Everything.
While the show focuses on the early years of the Fitzgeralds and their descent into debauchery and alcoholism – it also displays quite plainly, the inhibition of Zelda Fitzgerald and her penchant for outrageous behaviour.
One such scene is in an early episode of the 10-part series. During a party celebrating their recent wedding, Zelda decides to throw everyone out by walking out into the gathering completely nude.
Ricci is seen proudly full frontal with only a fuzzy merkin covering her modesty. Ricci even had a laugh about the prop on her Instagram.
Ricci looks incredible and the moment is definitely along the lines of the daring Zelda who became as famous for her antics as her husband was for his words.
This isn’t the first time the actress has shed her clothes for a role; her first nude scene was in the critically acclaimed Prozac Nation. Ricci has spoken openly about her comfort with being naked on screen, telling Yahoo Style, ‘I’ve done a lot of nude scenes in my life, and I feel like, at this point, it’s no secret what I look like naked. You can Google me.’
Here’s to many more from the brilliant actress. You can watch Z: The Beginning of Everything on Amazon Prime now.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.