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TODAY   |  January 10, 2014

Christina Ricci: ‘I got really built’ swinging ax

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, who stars as Lizzie Borden in the new Lifetime film, “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,” talks about how she got buff. “It was fun,” she said.

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>>> power of our own out here in new york. golden globe and emmy nominated actress christine that ricci stars in a new movie on lifetime. for people who don't know about lizzie bordon . lizsy bordon took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. when she saw what she'd done, she gave her father 41.

>> well, it's about lizzie bordon , and she murdered both of her parents with an axe in the 1800s .

>> and based on a true story .

>> yeah, sort of one of the first really sensational kind of crime courtroom stories that happened in this country. it was a story at the time of tabloid journalism was born.

>> how was swinging the axe?

>> it was good. they made me do it a number of times.

>> got some guns out of it.

>> yeah.

>> she was acquitted way back when.

>> she was. because it was inconceivable that a woman could do that.

>> this is like right up your alley.

>> it was fun. any time you do something that's such an extreme, something so foreign, it's fun as an actor. and also --

>> she wouldn't even make a headline these days, would she?

>> no.

>> lizzie bordon premieres saturday, january 25th on lifetime.

>> you want to know about the polar vortex , i got your tweet in the orange room .

>> the ice bowl .

>> stopped talking about them yesterday.

>> oh, my gosh, they're incredible. check it out on our