Catching up with 'Chasing Life' star Italia Ricci

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Actress Italia Ricci visits the JCP Salon to support "Cuts For Hope" benefiting The City Of Hope's Breast Cancer Program.

(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Actress Italia Ricci visits the JCP Salon to support "Cuts For Hope" benefiting The City Of Hope's Breast Cancer Program.

(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for JCPenney)

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Italia Ricci attends FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Actors Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci arrive at KIIS FM's Teen Choice Pre-Party at W Los Angeles - Westwood on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lilly Lawrence/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) ITALIA RICCI
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) ITALIA RICCI
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) ITALIA RICCI

Actress Italia Ricci visits the JCP Salon to support "Cuts For Hope" benefiting The City Of Hope's Breast Cancer Program.

(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Actress Italia Ricci visits the JCP Salon to support "Cuts For Hope" benefiting The City Of Hope's Breast Cancer Program.

(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for JCPenney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: ITALIA RICCI attend Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), staging its fourth biennial fundraising telecast at the at the Dolby Theatre on Friday September 5, 2014 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) in Hollywood California. (Photo by Image Group LA/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: In this handout image provided by American Broadcasting Companies Inc., actors Josh Gad (L) and Italia Ricci attends the 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/American Broadcasting Companies Inc via WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 'Stand Up To Cancer' press conference at Los Angeles City Hall on August 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 'Stand Up To Cancer' press conference at Los Angeles City Hall on August 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Italia Ricci attends FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Actors Robbie Amell (L) and Italia Ricci attend the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at Teen Choice 2014 - Day 1 on August 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Italia Ricci arrives for KIIS FM's Teen Choice Pre-Party at W Los Angeles - Westwood on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci arrives for KIIS FM's Teen Choice Pre-Party at W Los Angeles - Westwood on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Italia Ricci arrives for KIIS FM's Teen Choice Pre-Party at W Los Angeles - Westwood on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 15: Actress Italia Ricci arrives the Disney|ABC Television Group 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 15: Actress Italia Ricci arrives the Disney|ABC Television Group 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 15: (L-R) Actors Haley Ramm, Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller and Steven Weber attend the Disney/ABC Television Group 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) MERRIN DUNGEY, ITALIA RICCI
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) HALEY RAMM, AISHA DEE, ITALIA RICCI
CHASING LIFE - 'Finding Chemo' - April struggles coming to terms with her situation as she starts chemotherapy treatments in 'Finding Chemo,' the Summer finale of 'Chasing Life,' airing Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images) ITALIA RICCI
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Italia Ricci attends the launch of Crush by ABC Family at The London Hotel on November 6, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
CHASING LIFE - 'Pilot' - One twenty-something's life is about to change forever in the new ABC Family original series 'Chasing Life,' premiering Tuesday, June 10th (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Seacia Pavao) ITALIA RICCI
CHASING LIFE - Italia Ricci stars as April on ABC Family's 'Chasing Life.' (Craig Sjodin/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images)
CHASING LIFE - Italia Ricci stars as April on ABC Family's 'Chasing Life.' (Craig Sjodin/ABC FAMILY via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell arrive at Entertainment Weekly's Annual Comic-Con Celebration at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actors Italia Ricci (L) and Robbie Amell arrive at Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic-Con celebration at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actor Robbie Amell and actress Italia Ricci attend the 'Struck By Lightning' premiere at Mann Chinese 6 on January 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Italia Ricci attends the 'Struck By Lighting' premiere held at Mann Chinese 6 on January 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 'Struck By Lightning' premiere at Mann Chinese 6 on January 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Italia Ricci attends 'Struck By Lightning' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Italia Ricci attends 'Struck By Lightning' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Italia Ricci attends the Stop Staring! autumn/winter 2012 runway fashion show at Vibiana on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Italia Ricci attends the Stop Staring! autumn/winter 2012 runway fashion show at Vibiana on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actor Robbie Amell (L) and actress Italia Ricci attend the 2nd annual Hollywood Rush at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci attend 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush benefiting the Baby Dragon fund - Arrivals at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brian To/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 2nd annual Hollywood Rush at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Actors Italia Ricci (L) and Robbie Amell attend the 1st Annual Diamonds Not Fur Gala to benefit SPCALA at Voyeur on August 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Italia Ricci attends the 1st annual Diamonds Not Fur Gala to benefit SPCALA hosted by Betty White at Voyeur on August 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 1st Annual Diamonds Not Fur Gala to benefit SPCALA at Voyeur on August 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actress Italia Ricci arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell arrive at Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/KCA2011)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 26: Actors Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell attend Nintendo 3DS exclusive launch event at Siren Studios on March 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Nintendo)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Italia Ricci (L) and Robbie Amell arrive at the first night of the grand opening party of Fig & Olive Melrose Place on March 2, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at the first night of the grand opening party of Fig & Olive Melrose Place on March 2, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
Actress Italia Ricci attends the 24 Hour Hollywood Rush at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Italia Ricci attends the 24 Hour Hollywood Rush at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Actress Italia Ricci arrives at The 10th Annual UCLA Dance Marathon benefiting Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation at Ackerman Grand Ballroom on The UCLA Campus on February 19, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Actors Jonathan Bennett, Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell arrive at the UCLA Dance Marathon benefiting Pediatric AIDS Coalition at Ackerman Grand Ballroom on The UCLA Campus on February 19, 2011 in Westwood, California.
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Actors Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Rango' at Regency Village Theatre on February 14, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell attend actress Ashley Argota of Nickelodeon's 'True Jackson VP' celebrating her 18th Birthday at W Hollywood on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
Italia Ricci attends actress Ashley Argota of Nickelodeon's 'True Jackson VP' celebrating her 18th Birthday at W Hollywood on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Italia Ricci arrives at the Verizon/HTC Incredible Cabaret event held at Voyeur on November 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Italia Ricci arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Megamind' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on October 30, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Italia Ricci arrives at Variety's 4th Annual Power of Youth Event held at Paramount Studios on October 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Actress Italia Ricci and actor Robbie Amell arrive at the 'Megamind' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Chinese 6 on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Italia Ricci arrives at Camp Ronald McDonald's Annual Celebrity Halloween Carnival held at Universal Studios Backlot on October 24, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci arrive at Camp Ronald McDonald's Annual Celebrity Halloween Carnival held at Universal Studios Backlot on October 24, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actor Robbie Amell, Jake Glaser and actress Italia Ricci attend Kinect for Xbox 360 Launch Party held at a private residence on October 23, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Xbox)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actors Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell attend Kinect for Xbox 360 Launch Party held at a private residence on October 23, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Xbox)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell arrive at the 9th Annual GLEH Garden Party on October 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at the 9th Annual GLEH Garden Party on October 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Italia Ricci arrives at the 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on October 1, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at The 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on October 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Teen Vogue)
Actress Italia Ricci arrives at Glamorama presented by Macy's Passport at Orpheum Theatre on September 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actors Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell in the Macy's/EFG Lounge at Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama at Orpheum Theatre on September 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Italia Ricci attends the Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama, Fashion Extravaganza at the Orpheum Theatre on September 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Italia Ricci arrives for the OK Magazine USA Fifth Anniversary Party at La Vida, September 1, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actress Italia Ricci arrives at the Cartoon Network's world premiere of 'Unnatural History!' at Warner Bros. Studios on June 12, 2010 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
VALENCIA, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Italia Ricci attends the premiere of Nickelodeon's 'School Gyrls' at Six Flags Magic Mountain on February 15, 2010 in Valencia, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Italia Ricci arrives at 'The Wolfman' American Premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood Theater on February 9, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Italia Ricci attends the iPOP! Awards Showcase Gala at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 12, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/WireImage)
Actors Robbie Amel and Italia Ricci attend the SPCA LA Benefit at Artist Knox Salon on June 27, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Parry/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Italia Ricci and actor Robbie Amell arrive at Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 28, 2009 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 03: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at '2 Dudes And A Dream' - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Arc Light Cinema on February 3, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Actress Italia Ricci arrives at Svedka Vodka's Inauguration Soiree held at Guy's Nightclub on January 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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By RACHEL OSMAN

Actress Italia Ricci captivated audiences this summer with her performance as cancer patient April Carver on ABC Family's "Chasing Life." The role was the first of its kind for the the 27-year-old Canadian, who has previously appeared on shows such as "How I Met Your Mother," "House," "Secret Girlfriend" and "Unnatural History."

Aside from her recent career success, Ricci's personal life is also at an all-time high. She recently got engaged to fellow actor Robbie Amell ("The Flash"), her boyfriend of six years.

We caught up with Ricci at the JCP Salon To Support "Cuts For Hope" to discuss the overwhelming fan reaction to her "Chasing Life" character, the second season of the hit show and her upcoming wedding.

How have fans reacted to your "Chasing Life" character?

Ricci: I can't believe how supportive the fans have been. A lot of them have been very honest, especially the ones that are dealing with the issues that April is dealing with, saying they were skeptical if a show could tell the story properly or if a performer could adequately embody the feeling that they had while they were going through this. Some people disagree with the way my character handles certain situations, but other people say that that's exactly what they're going through, so I feel like we're doing some people justice.

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Surrounded with people so talented it makes me wonder how the hell I got my job. I am so grateful for the cast of @chasinglifeabcf.

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What can you reveal about the special "Chasing Life" Christmas episode?

Ricci: It's very festive. It's got its highs and lows, but it's one of our funnier episodes so far because there's sort of a feud. April's dad's parents come into town and there's a feud between the grandma who lives with us and the other grandma. Its hilarious to see them just go at it. They're just so sharp and brilliant. It was extremely fun to film and the soundtrack is phenomenal. You'll also find out what happened to Leo.

What can fans expect for Season 2?

Ricci: Season 2 is a lot more fun than Season 1. April decides to start living her life a little bit more than trying to handle life. She decides to try and act her age and explore different things. She makes some huge mistakes, and she's discovered some great things about herself.

Congratulations on your engagement! How is the wedding planning going?

Ricci: The wedding planning is going very slowly. We aren't going to get married for a couple of years because I just love the idea of being engaged, and we're not in a hurry. I have a little binder where I have my girlfriends over and we'll rip through the pages and pull out what we like. We're slowly, but surely working on it. Mark my words -- I'll plan it for two years and then we'll just end up at city hall with a witness.

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I'm so lucky. 🌅

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Does being in a relationship with another actor ever feel competitive?

Ricci: It never feels competitive. We're extremely supportive of one another and that's the greatest thing. We're each others' biggest fans. I'm so excited for him to be on "The Flash." We only ever get hard on each other when we know the other person is doing something that they don't really want to be doing because that happens occasionally, even if it's just an audition or a scene. You sort of have to pull each other back down to Earth and make sure that we're doing things that we're proud of.

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She said yes!!!... I think. I can't really be sure. I'm going marry my best friend. @italiaricci

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You've starred in both TV shows and films. Do you like one more than the other?

Ricci: I think I prefer film, but I like TV because of the consistency. You can take your time telling these stories, but with film, you know how its going to end and you have the whole story. Film is a little bit easier to create a solid and consistent performance, but TV is more exciting because you're doing it for a year-and-a-half or for how ever many years your show is going. There are pros and cons to both. I'm just happy to work and tell a story that I'm proud of telling.

You participated in the "Cuts for Hope" program with JCPenney in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supporting The City Of Hope's Breast Cancer Program. What made you want to take part in the event?

Ricci: I'm sort of becoming more and more of an advocate for as many parts of cancer and awareness and any sort of battle. I want to be able to use my resources now that I have them because of the show to help bring awareness to causes that need it and do as much as I can with it that is positive.


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