Just Like Millie Bobby Brown, Jenna Ortega Set to Take up a Larger Role at Netflix After the Success of Wednesday

Published 06/07/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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It’s no secret Millie Bobby Brown and Jenna Ortega have been compared since the release of Wednesday on Netflix. Taking the titular role of the iconic daughter of the Addams family, she took the world by storm. It is undeniable that the series turned out to be a career-defining moment for her. And fans debated feverishly about who is a better performer among these two leading faces of the record-breaking shows. At this point, it might be hard for anyone to pick between one of these talented young women.

But one can certainly say that the ‘screaming Queen’ has taken the ladder of success and a chance at a larger opportunity with Netflix, just like Brown did after her breakout role in Stranger Things.

Jenna Ortega is bagging bigger roles at Netflix just like Millie Bobby Brown 

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We all know that Brown made her producing debut with the Netflix film Enola Holmes in 2020. Apart from playing the lead role in this highly acclaimed movie, she took additional responsibilities to flourish her creative side. Now Netflix has given Jenna Ortega the same opportunity to bring her ideas to the table. In the latest roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress disclosed that she will be acting as a producer in Wednesday season 2.

 

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The 20-year-old expressed her excitement that she is fortunate to receive this chance. She continued that it is important for people to not go unheard when they are working together as a team on projects. “I think a project is best when there’s as many voices and ideas thrown out as possible,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Ortega believes this because she herself has experienced things that might make any actors feel dejected. The You star broke her silence that people have treated her like a puppet. There was a time when her views didn’t matter to people on the sets and this treatment repressed her as an artist. It appears that her struggle to stardom was no different from the 19-year-old Brown. The way she expressed her emotions reminded us of the Stranger Things star.

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Both Netflix stars are powerful young women

Facing hardships during the beginning of one’s career in the entertainment world is nothing new. However, letting the world know about it is quite a big deal. Since it takes courage to challenge the world that wants to let you down at every turn of life. Well, these two faces of talent have certainly made it clear with their actions and words that the criticism could not stop them from achieving their goals.

Fans have already seen how Millie Bobby Brown became one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry today. Even after struggling with self-identity and being called too mature, she made it to the top. Just like her, the Wednesday star is now ready to experience new things without thinking about what people say.

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What do you think about Jenna Ortega’s debut as a producer? Drop your comments below!

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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