Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Aslan Who?

Christina Ricci's Aslan tattoo

New York, Apr 3 : Christina Ricci is such a big fan of the lion from JRR Tolkien's (sic) children's book series 'The Chronicles of Narnia', that she's now got a tattoo of it on her back.

The actress showed off her tattoo when she stepped out wearing a backless dress when she arrived at the Gramercy Park Hotel recently.

"It's Aslan, the lion God of Narnia, from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,'" the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.

Ricci, who is the new face for Samsonite Black Label's new Fashionaire luggage collection, revealed that she had a motive for choosing Aslan, for the tattoo is a symbol of her 'hellish childhood'.

"It was a symbol of my hellish childhood. I struggled through my oppressive teenage years, and when I turned 18, I escaped. Like Aslan, I was finally free," she said.

However, she refused to open up just how 'hellish' her days as a youngster had been.
--- ANI

What a sad article. Not sure when someone decided that Tolkein, instead of Lewis, wrote TLTWATW, but it's simply heartbreaking that Miss Ricci has no concept of who Aslan really represents. It appears that she has no knowledge of the life of Christ and what he did. Amazingly, she seems to have missed the fact that Aslan could have escaped, but instead he voluntarily gave up his life in order to secure eternal life for others. I'm probably safe assuming that her "hellish childhood" did not include the teachings of the New Testament, as she knows Aslan has something to do with God, but she is clueless that Christ died to pay the price for our sins, and rose triumphantly from the grave. As Easter approaches, I'm praying that Miss Ricci will not be satisfied with some vague awareness about Christianity, but will instead desire a relationship with the Savior.

1 comment:

  1. But she must have seen the movie or read the book to know who Aslan is. It's kind of funny that the paper gets it wrong. You have to wonder if they are literary at the NY Daily News!
    Of course I read it as Asian (still looking for those glasses) and didn't know she grew up Asian...


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