Jenna Ortega stars in the new Netflix thriller series, Wednesday.
The live-action remake, directed by Tim Burton, is a spin-off franchise directed by Sonenfeld set in the 1990s and Addams family and the 1993 sequel Addams family values.
Ortega wrote Wednesday’s teen version as she steps off the set of The Addams Family and enrolls in Nevermore Academy. The 20-year-old actress revealed that her Wednesday will “not let anyone get in her way.”
However, unlike the character in the Netflix series, Ortega, 20, revealed in an interview with The New York Times It was actually a “huge scaredy cat”. The actress also shared that she slept with the lights on until she was in her teens.
Despite her fears, according to The New York TimesOrtega previously wrote many gritty, frightening roles. The outlet stated that she was “held in a basement with a dead body in it X. I shot a serial killer to death Scream. I tore a demonic sect member with a canoe fan The Babysitter: The Killer Queen.“
“Wed me this confidence is hidden,” Ortega said in the interview. “She’s on a mission, and she won’t let anyone get in her way.”
Upon taking up the mantle, Oretga wasn’t sure of Wednesday. “I definitely hesitated to do that,” she said of the Netflix series. “I’ve already been there and done with teen shows,” she added, and there was added pressure to take on her first role from a well-known franchise.
However, the co-star emphasized that not every role requires you to immerse yourself in learning half a dozen new skills, including fencing, rowing, archery, German lessons, and twice-weekly cello lessons. The New York Times.
“I was pulling my hair over that hair,” she said. “Everybody in my inner circle knows what that cello did to me.”
Ortega said it was impossible, however, to completely overlook the pressures of being immortalized by Richie, who plays a newly created role on the series, the school’s most “ordinary” teacher.
“With such a distinct personality, you want to do her justice,” said Ortega.
Is she worried about being labeled a horror queen, especially after that Wednesday? “A little,” she said. But she still finds it difficult to dismiss the horror scenario.
“Awe is very therapeutic,” she said. “You scream bloody murder—you don’t get a chance to do that in your daily life—so it’s a way of digging out all the unnecessary, pent-up stress.”