Jenna Ortega Reveals Why She Was So Protective About Her Role As Wednesday Addams From Netflix’s Hit Series Wednesday The actress went to extreme lengths to ensure that the character was being portrayed correctly.
The 20-year-old shared this confession during a recent chat with Dax Shepard and his co-host Monica Padman. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard podcast. In the interview, Ortega revealed that despite Wednesday Being a show that deals with teen issues, it had to put its “foot down” on the typical scenarios that the Addams daughter faces when she moves to a new school. The list ranges from her character’s costume choices to her love triangle with Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hines White) and Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday). Ortega said,
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down on set on ‘Wednesday,’ because it’s so easy to fall into that category, especially with this type of [teen] Show. Everything she does, everything I had to play, didn’t matter at all to her character. There was no point in her being in a love triangle. There was a line about this dress she has to wear to the school dance and she says, ‘Oh my god, I love it! I can’t believe I said that. I really hate myself. And I had to go, ‘No, there’s no way.'”
Among other responses, Ortega also mentioned that while working WednesdayShe would do things she deemed “unprofessional”, such as changing lines of dialogue, as there were many situations she felt caused her character to be seen in a different light than before.
“There were times on that set that I became unprofessional in a way where I just started changing lines. The script supervisor thought I was carrying something, and then I’d have to sit down with the writers and they’d be like, ‘Wait, what happened to the scene?’ And I absolutely have to go and explain why I couldn’t do certain things.
At the end of the interview, Ortega gave insight into why she felt her actions were valid for her character. Scream VI The star expressed that the changes made to Wednesday helped fans see the character for who he was, a teenager dealing with life’s unexpected events. Ortega said,
“I became very protective of him, but you can’t lead a story and not have an emotional arc because then it’s boring and nobody likes you. And Wednesday is a teenager. When you’re young And say morbid, offensive things, so it’s funny and cute and, ‘Hey, you don’t know any better.’ But then you become a teenager, it’s like, ‘Now you’re behaving badly and you know it.’ There is less excuse.
since Wednesday Premiere on Netflix last year, the series broke records. As mentioned earlier, the show It has become the second most watched premiere on the streaming platform after receiving billions of minutes in viewing time.
Wednesday Now Streaming on Netflix.