"It didn't make any sense".  Jenna Ortega criticizes 'Wednesday' harshly and confesses all the problems she had during the filming of the Netflix series

Career as an actress Jenna Ortega It was already trading on the rise before the premiere of ‘Wednesday’, but it is evident that it has been the series of Netflix the one that has allowed him to reach levels of popularity that nobody expected. However, that hasn’t stopped her from harshly criticizing the series, to the point of making it quite clear that she isn’t exactly proud of it.

I don’t want to be known for this

Ortega has gone through the podcast ‘Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard’where he has confessed that “I’m not able to watch my performances, but I can come home from the set and say, ‘I liked the scene we shot today.’ On ‘Wednesday,’ there wasn’t a scene where I went home and said, Okay, I should be fine.“, also adding the following about the reaction that the series has had:

Now a lot of people know me for that. It’s not my proudest moment inside, which I think also adds an extra level of insecurity and stress. Because it’s like, no, I’m finally getting these deals in these places that I want, but I don’t want to be specifically known for it.

The young actress also admitted that “when i read the whole series i realized it was for a younger audience. When I first signed on for the series, I didn’t have all the scripts. I thought it was going to be much darker. It wasn’t… I didn’t know what the key was, or what the music would sound like.“. She was so upset that it has been her job in which she most intruded to bring him closer to his vision of the character he played:

I don’t think I’ve ever had to put myself so firmly on a set as in ‘Wednesday’. Everything that Wednesday does, everything that I had to play, didn’t make any sense to his character. Being in a love triangle? It did not make sense. There was a line about a dress that she had to wear to a school dance and she was like, ‘My God, I love it.’ I can’t believe she said that. I literally hate myself.” I had to say, “No.” There were times on set where I became unprofessional and started changing lines. The script supervisor thought I was going to do something and then I had to sit down with the writers. and they’d say, “Wait, what happened to the scene?” And I had to go and explain why I couldn’t go do certain things.

One of his big concerns is that Wednesday had an emotional arcbut also that the character was not releasing atrocities without rhyme or reason, since “she is a teenager. When you’re little and you say kinky, offensive things, it’s funny and endearing and, ‘Aww, you don’t know any better.’ But when you become a teenager, it’s, ‘Now you’re being nasty and you know it.’ there are fewer excuses“.

Wednesday Dance Jenna Ortega

Another interesting topic is the dance scene that ended up being the most famous of the entire series. We already knew that its choreography had been Ortega’s idea, but it is that she herself refused to have a choreographer do it and also had to veto the initial idea:

At first, it was supposed to be a flash mob, and she was going to start dancing, and everyone would notice and start dancing with her. And I vetoed that because why would I agree to that?” the “Scream” star said. “I told him, ‘You either cut it or have Wednesday knock someone out, and that’s it.’

I suspect that all this ended up having its importance when Netflix took longer than expected to renew the series for a season 2, but now that Ortega has made it public, We will see what consequences all this has.

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