Wednesday star Jenna Ortega admits she’s more in tune with the spooky character than some fans think.
He’s talking to E! Hearing news about his close relationship with fellow actor Maddie Ziegler, Ortega admitted to getting involved in some horrific mischief as a teenager. “He’s such a weirdo and I’m a weirdo the way I used to do autopsies on small animals when I was younger,” Ortega said. “Little lizards I found dead in my backyard. It’s weird in the sense that it turns into characters and makes gestures or faces.”
Ortega’s youthful passion for studying tiny creatures is in line with his role in the movie. Wednesday, the main difference is that his character prefers to cut living people. Throughout the Netflix adaptation, the sinister teenager commits various crimes against those who have wronged his family and friends. The show even opens with her attempting to brutally murder a high school water polo team who bullied her younger brother Pugsley on Wednesday.
Wednesday The titled member of the Addams Family follows him as he begins a new chapter in his life: High School. After his family enrolls him in Nevermore boarding school, Ortega’s gothic character is forced to make friends, fend off enemies, find the cause of his newfound visionary abilities, and track down an elusive serial killer. Tim Burton produced the adaptation and also directed the pilot, resulting in a show that many critics praised for its strong performances and production design. Despite these positive aspects, many also noted that the story and writing left something to be desired.
Burton openly discussed his passion for both Addams Family The franchise and Wednesday itself have stated that they can’t wait to make their own unique spin on the character. “Feels like Wednesday. Ever since I was young, even though I’m a man, I’ve felt like Wednesday,” Burton explained. “This grumpy, arrogant teenager has the same perspective as me, the same black-and-white perspective.”
Duration Wednesday While the crazy series might be a hit with fans, Burton insisted there were no plans to focus more on series creation. The famous director stated that he will continue to make films in the near future. “I enjoyed doing this series because it was interesting to have a different pace, a slower burn,” Burton said. “But frankly, for me, I still love movies. I still think there’s room for movies these days.”
Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: E! News