After Stealing Hearts on Netflix, ‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega Reveals She Struggles to Watch Her Own Work

Published 11/05/2023, 4:40 AM EST

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In the world of entertainment, Jenna Ortega has made a significant mark with her compelling performances. From her stint as a Disney channel star to her captivating performance in the Netflix series, Wednesday, she has constantly stolen hearts. However, behind the scenes of her ever-flourishing career, the actress recently revealed that she, unlike the rest of the world, cannot enjoy her work.

While this inner conflict has been shared by many famous personalities over the years, Ortega is the newest one on the list. Thankfully, the star offered a peek into the complex relationship that actors often have with their performances.

Jenna Ortega is her own worst critic

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Most of the world might know Jenna Ortega from Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Addams Family spin-off, Wednesday. However, she was in the limelight long before she ever landed the lead role. While her fans have followed her journey since 2014, she recently revealed that she never watched her own films and series as she would rip them apart. In a recent interview with Haper’s Bazaar, the 21-year-old actress opened up about her struggles with self-criticism.

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While she has been a part of one of the biggest series of recent times, she admitted that she “can’t watch” her own work. She also revealed that she avoided it because it would not let her “push forward and continue to grow as an actor.” Ortega went on to say that most stars wound up “kicking” themselves when they did not like the job they had done, but they had to let it go. However, she said that it was the “control” factor that made that difficult.

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Although it may be surprising to think that one of the fastest-growing actresses of this generation struggles with watching her work, she is not the only one who feels that way.

Jenna Ortega shares the same opinion as Johnny Depp and more

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It may be hard to fathom that some stars have missed out on the film industry’s biggest blockbusters because of their role in the film or series, but it has been a recurring theme over the years. Jenna Ortega might be the recent addition to actors who avoid their work, but she shares that stage with many iconic actors. From Johnny Depp to Tom Hanks, various iconic actors have come forward to call watching themselves a big mistake.

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While the rest of the world may not completely understand their reasoning behind it, Ortega gave fans a rock-solid explanation as to why she tries her best to stay clear of her own work. However, at least the Wednesday star is not alone in her struggle. Hopefully, there may come a day when she can watch the Netflix series that dazzled the world and even turned into the go-to Halloween costume of 2022, but until then, at least her fans can continue to sing her praises.

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Prathika Prashant

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Prathika Prashant is an Entertainment Writer and Hollywood News Reporter at Netflix Junkie. Having 150+ articles to her name, her EdTech background helped her explore her love for writing. However, being a singer who can be seen covering her favorite songs in her free time is what truly got her into the glittery world of entertainment.

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