Jenna Ortega Dishes On Upcoming Wednesday Series For Netflix

Jenna Ortega is spilling on her upcoming new Netflix series!

The 19-year-old actress will be starring in the title role in Wednesday, a coming of age tale about The Addams Family daughter.

In a new interview, Jenna dished on what it’s been like filming the show so far and taking on such an iconic character.

Check out what she shared inside…

“It’s been quite an insane experience. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director [Tim Burton] who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented,” she told THR.

“To step into the shoes of somebody who’s a bit more eccentric and frightening has been really exciting for me, and definitely a challenge — especially with such a beloved character, I really want to take care of her and do her justice,” she added.

Jenna also shared that she’s never felt so much pressure to portray a character as she does Wednesday.

“There are several different paths that anyone could have taken for this character. We’ve never seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage girl, so some of her harsh mannerisms may come off as hilarious when she’s younger, but as you get older, how much of that can you get away with?” she says. “Or how do you keep that at the forefront of her personality without people growing to dislike her or find her annoying? So just trying to balance that … I’ve never felt so much pressure on a job, and I’m trying to keep my cool.”

Wednesday is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

If you missed it, find out more about the cast of the upcoming series!

Jenna will soon be seen in the upcoming movie The Fallout, which comes to HBO Max TOMORROW (January 27). Watch the trailer here.

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