Rising star Jenna Ortega revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times that she nearly did not appear in Netflix’s popular Wednesday series. Ortega admitted that she was very hesitant to sign on to a project due to her early television experience, which led her to decline the opportunity to play Wednesday Addams multiple times.
I received the email and forwarded it. Ortega recalled, “I had done so much television in my life that all I ever wanted to do was film.” I was afraid that if I signed up for a different show, it might prevent me from working in jobs I really wanted and cared about.
The 20-year-old actress confirmed that her acceptance of the lead role was influenced by Tim Burton’s involvement with the series.
“Tim is such a legend, and we just happened to get along very well. That was the only reason I went back. But even then, I repeated several times, “Ah, no — I think I’m OK.”
Jenna Ortega (Yes Day) plays the main character in the supernatural comedy Wednesday. Other characters include Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, and George Burcea as Lurch.
It is chiefly delivered and coordinated by Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Cadaver Lady) in his TV first time at the helm. A second season has already been added to the show.
Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan, Joy Sunday, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, and Percy Hynes White are also in Season 1. Christina Ricci was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her performance as Marilyn Thornhill. In the early 1990s, Ricci played Wednesday Addams, who became famous.
According to the synopsis, “The series charts the titular heroine’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability,” “while also thwarting a monstrous killing spree that terrorizes the local town and solving the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body,” and “thwarting a monstrous killing spree that terrorizes.
Ortega and Burton worked together on Wednesday, and now she wants to work together again in the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel, where she is in talks to play the lead role. Fans can now watch Ortega reprise her role as Tara Carpenter in Scream VI, which is currently playing in theaters, while they wait for Season 2.
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