How Old Were Christina Ricci and Michelle Williams in Prozac Nation?

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In February 2011, Prozac Nation actress Michelle Williams had a lot to be happy about. The “Blue Valentine” star was among the Oscar nominees for Best Actress, though she lost to Black Swan’s Natalie Portman.

Michelle Williams shows how to wear a black silk blouse with a tweed skirtMichelle Williams shows how to wear a black silk blouse with a tweed skirt (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

10 years earlier, she starred with Christina Ricci in the 2001 drama film Prozac Nation. Portraying Ruby, a Harvard roommate of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Wurtzel (Christina Ricci), she only had a few lines in the movie.

Christina Ricci and Michelle Williams were both 20 years old when filming Prozac NationChristina Ricci and Michelle Williams were both 20 years old when filming Prozac Nation (Credit: Miramax / WENN)

Born on February 12, 1980, in Santa Monica, California, Ricci was just 20 years old when filming the nude scenes for Prozac Nation. Her co-star Michelle Williams helped by watching the monitor and letting her know that everything looked okay.

Christina Ricci has had long hair extensions added for her role in Prozac NationChristina Ricci has had long hair extensions added for her role in Prozac Nation (Credit: WENN)

“People ask that like I was tied to a chair while all my clothes were stripped off me. But yes, that’s true. The director and I had decided that a nude scene was important for the movie,” Ricci told Salon in an interview in June 2001.

“The movie itself is so exploitive of me. ‘Exploitive’ has such a negative connotation, but there are some situations in which you exploit everything that you have, and I did for that movie. So for me, it was like, why not exploit me physically as well?”

Jason Biggs as Rafe and Christina Ricci as Elizabeth Wurtzel in Prozac NationJason Biggs as Rafe and Christina Ricci as Elizabeth Wurtzel in Prozac Nation (Credit: Miramax / WENN)

Just a few months younger, Michelle Williams was born on September 9, 1980, in Kalispell, Montana, and celebrated her 21st birthday on September 9, 2001.

For the Nominations Luncheon, she wore a very classic outfit from Chanel’s Spring 2011 Collection, consisting of a black silk blouse and tweed skirt.

It was a very simple look, but it was also one of understated elegance. Michelle capped off the look with a pair of Sergio Rossi pumps.

Actress Michelle Williams in Chanel at the 83rd Academy Awards nominations luncheonActress Michelle Williams in Chanel at the 83rd Academy Awards nominations luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN)

Perhaps if I were to nitpick, I would say a pair of pearl earrings would have brightened up that beautiful face a little more. Nonetheless, I do think she looked wonderful.

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