“I want that to be seen”: Jenna Ortega On Wednesday Being A Latina Character In ‘Addams Family’ Reboot On Netflix

Published 08/25/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

Jenna Ortega entered the world of spooky storylines and murder mysteries at a young age. Starring in movies like Scream and The Babysitter: Killer Queen she has emerged as a horror queen in short time. Now Netflix’s upcoming horror series is home to the actress where she is playing the role of Wednesday Addams. The show revolves around the teenage life of this family member of Addams who is morbid and twisted.

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Although portraying an iconic role is always challenging where one has to fit correctly into the character’s shoes. It might have been the same for Jenna as she finally came forward to talk about her journey on Wednesday. What did she want to convey through this Latina character? And how did she justify the classic character of Charles Addams?

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Jenna Ortega saw Wednesday Addams as a treasure of the American culture

The team of the Wednesday Addams series sat down to have a conversation on the creation of Jenna’s character. In the video posted by Netflix recently, the actress talked about how Wednesday is a socially awkward person. Because she loves to venture into the darker sides of this world as she is obsessed with death.

Moreover, she added that Wednesday is an American origin which has never been displayed before.

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“So for me, any time that I have an opportunity to represent my community, I want that to be seen,” said the actress.

As this fictional character is American and so is the actress herself. So she wanted to bring out the best and do justice to it.

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Jenna Ortega gave her best to represent the titular character 

Ortega gave us a clear outlook of the character that she belonged to a world of outcasts, therefore ‘Nevermore Academy’. The actress wanted to do something different in representing the character. While she navigates her teenage life making new friends and investigating whispering mysteries.

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She also revealed that she has taken fencing and cello lessons to bring out the best version of Wednesday. Even she completely dissolved her into character’s personality walking like her and all those crazy expressions we saw in the trailer. What do you think about is Jenna Ortega the right contender for this deadly character? Do let us know your views in the comment section 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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