Why Jenna Ortega didn’t want to star in ‘Wednesday’ at first
Jenna Ortega was initially reluctant to play the title role in Netflix’s “Wednesday” because she didn’t want to star in another TV show.
The “Scream” star, 20, told the Times UK that she was unsure about signing on to the Tim Burton-led comedy horror series as she wanted to focus more on her film career.
“I got the email, it was passed,” he said. “I had done a lot of TV in my life. All I wanted to do was film.”
“When I first started acting, I don’t want to say that no one believed in me, but at the same time, no one believed in me. You have to prove yourself,” he added. .
Ortega said that since he has starred in several high-profile projects, he has changed his priorities.
“It’s only in the last three or four years that I’ve started going for films,” she said. “I was afraid that signing on to another television show would prevent me from doing other jobs that I really wanted and cared about.”
On television, she rose to fame with appearances on shows such as “You,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Stuck in the Middle.”
The California native has also made a name for himself on the big screen, with roles in films like “Scream 6,” “Studio 666” and “X.”
She then told the British publication how she decided to star in “Wednesday” because Burton, 64, was producing it.
She called the “Beetlejuice” director a “legend” and revealed that she “got on” with him.
Ortega’s role as Wednesday Adams has received positive reviews, along with the show Renewed for a second season.
Her famous dance on the show has also gone viral on the internet. She revealed last December how she quickly whipped up the routine in just two days.
Ortega disclosed On “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” At the time Burton asked her to come up with the choreography herself and had full faith in her to create a catchy circle and circle.
The dance scene was present in the fourth episode, with Ortega gyrating with a deadpanned face to the Kramps’ 1981 tune “Goo Goo Muck”.
She also admitted that she only took one wrong step during the dance.
“I didn’t understand it at all,” Ortega said. “I was doing cello that week, fencing that week. I didn’t have time to … oh my god, I was kicking myself. I felt such a fool.”