She's set to play a detective who temporarily partners with Grace while her regular partner, a character who I swear to you is named Ham Dewey (Ham!), takes a leave of absence. I don't watch the show, so I don't know if this leave of absence was already part of the show's story arc, or if it's some really mean "Get outta town for a while! We got a real star coming!" type of deal, but I would assume it's the former.
I like Christina Ricci as an actor, and I think she's very cute, but I just don't buy her in really physical roles. It's mostly due to her tiny stature, which was also problematic for Gillian Anderson on The X-Files, whose character was once knocked out cold when a middle-aged Harriet Harris merely bumped into her. I think Ricci is much better suited for comedy than action, to be honest, so this cop role will certainly be a stretch. Nonetheless, I'm as susceptible to stuntcasting as the next guy, so I will be tuning in to Saving Grace for the first time in my life just to see if she can pull it off. It's a vicious circle, I tell you.
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