"Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things, and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light," said Ricci, who married James Heerdegen, in 2013. "I'm a completely different person than I was before I had my child."
But parenting her now 3-year-old son Frankie, isn't the only thing that forced Ricci to grow up: "Because I was so celebrated for being a child, I think I held onto that immaturity for a very long time," she confessed. "It was the thing that made me special. Then at a certain point, like 35, it’s not so special to be immature."
The former child star, best known as Wednesday Adams in the Addams Family, goes on to discuss being "plucked out of reality" and into limelight at a young age, and taking control of her career as an adult.
"I was actively looking for opportunities for myself,' Ricci noted."Since I was a child I'd been doing what other people told me to, and I decided, that's not for me anymore. I'm going to shape my own experiences."
The star of the Amazon series, Z: The Beginning, also admitted that she’s thankful that social media wasn't around during her rebellious years. "I did things in public that were so ill-advised," she said. "I'm so thankful there was no social media back then."
In January, Ricci opened up to ET about her new acting gig, along with sharing a secret to longevity in Hollywood.
"I think that certainly if you want to have a long and varied career you have to have a long and varied life,"she noted. "Just staying in Los Angeles, in that bubble where you only see other people who are equally cut off from the real world, isn't good for your development as a person or as an artist. You have to live to understand other people's lives."