Jenna Ortega just debuted as the kooky Wednesday Addams on Tim Burton’s Wednesday Netflix series and the star’s most recent confession just proves how closer she is to Wednesday Addams than we initially thought.
Speaking with E! News, Jenna Ortega compares her level of ‘weirdness’ with co-star Maddie Ziegler as their terms of endearment. During the comparison, Ortega nonchalantly reveals having her own little gruesome mischief when she was younger. Check out her full story below:
“She’s such a weirdo and I’m a weirdo in the way I used to perform autopsies on little animals when I was younger. Little lizards that I found were dead in my backyard. She’s a weirdo in the sense that she breaks out into characters or movements or makes faces.”
Of course, the key difference is that Jenna Ortega seems to have only done this when she was younger, but with Wednesday Addams, she desires physical pain and suffering not only on herself, but even on her peers.
Even without this confession though, Jenna Ortega has proven herself to be quite fitting to the role Christina Ricci was once famously known as. With Tim Burton helming the series, it became even spookier and kookier version of the Addams family’s daughter.
In fact, this was exactly Burton’s reason for helming the series — a high school teenage version of Wednesday, an interesting take as compared to her past appearances of merely showing her as a dark gothic child of the Addams family. The director describes Wednesday as ‘an outcast among outcasts’ in which even among her peers at Nevermore Academy, Wednesday can never seem to find where she fits in perfectly, thus making her an even more compelling character to bring to life.
The entire first season of Wednesday is currently streaming on Netflix.
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