The ’90s Wednesday Addams is more than pleased to go the torch to Jenna Ortega. On June 11, Christina Ricci revealed to Selection that it has been a pleasure to observe the “Scream” star step into the function of the enduring character on the set of “Wednesday.”
“Jenna is unimaginable,” Ricci mentioned. “I noticed a number of the wardrobe photographs earlier than I went [to set] so I knew [what she looked like in character] and I used to be like, it is such an amazing trendy tackle Wednesday. It is so true tonally to the center and soul of [the original], however then it is extremely trendy and it is nice.”
Though she’s not taking part in Wednesday, Ricci will seem in Netflix’s upcoming sequence, and the star instructed Selection it has been a pleasure to step again into the gothic world of “The Addams Household.” “It is tremendous enjoyable,” the “Yellowjackets” star instructed the publication. “I liked working with Tim [Burton]. I labored with Gwendoline Christie, it was wonderful.”
Again in 2021, Netflix ordered an eight-episode sequence merely titled “Wednesday” primarily based on the eldest Addams youngster that options her as we have by no means seen her earlier than. Ortega will star because the title character. On June 6, Netflix launched the primary teaser for the brand new sequence, exhibiting Ortega in her full Wednesday outfit, alongside Factor.
Ortega additionally shared a selfie of herself within the full Wednesday look on Instagram.
Again in January, Ortega opened up about engaged on the venture and collaborating with director Tim Burton. She instructed The Hollywood Reporter, “It has been fairly an insane expertise. I have been fortunate sufficient to get the chance to work with an iconic director who simply so occurs to be one of many sweetest administrators I’ve labored with, and likewise essentially the most detail-oriented.”
She defined, “To step into the sneakers of someone who’s a bit extra eccentric and horrifying has been actually thrilling for me, and undoubtedly a problem — particularly with such a beloved character, I actually wish to deal with her and do her justice.”
Ortega talked in regards to the strain of taking part in a personality who’s already so beloved, explaining, “The factor is, there are a number of totally different paths that anybody may have taken for this character. We have by no means seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage lady, so a few of her harsh mannerisms might come off as hilarious when she’s youthful, however as you become older, how a lot of that may you get away with? Or how do you retain that on the forefront of her character with out folks rising to dislike her or discover her annoying? So simply making an attempt to stability that . . . I’ve by no means felt a lot strain on a job, and I am making an attempt to maintain my cool.”
She additionally teased how totally different she seems to be as Wednesday in comparison with her typical, bubbly self, saying, “I feel it is in all probability essentially the most bodily transformation I’ve ever carried out; I reduce my hair, and it is black, and mannerism-wise, talking cadence-wise, expression-wise, I am making an attempt to drag from a distinct toolbox this time round. I feel it is a shock to the viewers, however myself as effectively.”
Learn on for all the things we learn about “Wednesday.”
— Additioonal reporting by Sabienna Bowman.