Did You Know Jenna Ortega’s ‘Wednesday’ and Hannibal Lecter Have This Chilling Similarity?

Published 04/12/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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Jenna Ortega changed the way we see the iconic character of Wednesday Addams. Thanks to Tim Burton for bringing the most amazing spinoff that incarnates this deadpan girl as a teenager. Viewers were left astounded by this new version of this infamous Addams family member as the protagonist explored her wild powers and exposed some dark family secrets of the past. Fans loved her so much that they declared her the most unique version of Wednesday. However, it appears that this gothic character is not as unique as we thought her to be.

All the fans of the Wednesday series agree that no one can probably do what Jenna Ortega did for this show. Many would also say that there is nobody like this girl who verbally slices people and doesn’t even blink an eye. Well, it looks like she has finally found her rival for the non-blinking game that might never end.

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The iconic cannibal and serial killer Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs is the most famous character who never blinks. Fans who have watched this cult horror thriller might know how Anthony Hopkins shook people with his menacing stare. In fact, the Shadowlands star received an Oscar for his astounding performance in the movie.

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Jenna Ortega was also hugely praised for maintaining this special trait throughout the entire series. This single aspect took the character’s way of terrifying people to a whole new level.

What inspired the unflinching stare of Jenna Ortega in the horror comedy? 

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Last year, Jenna Ortega revealed her secret to the unnerving stare during her appearance on Today with Hoda and Jenna. In the interview, the actress stated that she and Tim Burton brought up this idea at the very beginning of the show. The director liked when she stared through her eyebrows with her chin down. “Kind of a Kubrick stare. Then I relax all the muscles in my face,” explained the Scream Star.

According to her, it was difficult portraying such an iconic character, but she loved the time she got to spend with the cast and crew.

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Would you like to see the two most deadpan characters in a staring contest? Drop your comments below.

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a hardcore fan of Hollywood Dreamy Cinema and loves to watch contemporary series and movies like Stranger Things, A Perfect Pairing, and Tall Girl, among others. Other than writing her hobbies include reading novels, cycling, and mindfulness.

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