Jenna Ortega is the protagonist of Wednesday (Wednesday in Italian). Arrived up Netflixhas caught the attention of fans of the Addams family and not only.
The TV series has found great success in the international audience, so much to beat Stranger Things 4 for Best Debut on Netflix.
Among the scenes of the series there is one that immediately went viral on the web and on social media, especially TikTok, namely the dance scene of WednesdayThat Jenna Ortega she feared so much that she stayed up all night. And not only that: she the actress would have preferred that the scene did not go viral.
Jenna Ortega wished the audience wouldn’t pay so much attention to the prom scene
The dance sequence is featured in Season 1 Episode 4, in which Wednesday Addams attends the Nevermore Academy prom. The scene went viral on social media, especially TikTok, and users began reproducing the choreography on video.
As it reports Screenrantduring an interview with The Times, Jenna Ortega spoke about his career and also about the series Wednesday. She also spoke about the prom scene, stating that at first she tried to see the bright side of the fact that so many viewers enjoyed the scene, but ultimately she wished it hadn’t gone viral. She says:
“When they told me (which was going viral) I was trying to look relieved, like “Oh, wow!”. But mentally, in my head, I was hoping people wouldn’t pay so much attention to that part. It’s disorienting. I don’t think people are naturally made to have all those eyes on them.”
Inspired by the 1999 French film Good workthe iconic dance was choreographed by Ortega herself after she and executive producer Tim Burton they decided to change the sequence from what was the original plan.
In early drafts of the scene, in fact, Wednesday was supposed to join a larger flash mob, but both Ortega and Burton later decided that this version would not be in line with the character. In the definitive version Wednesday she dances to the tune of Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps from 1981 by herself, distinguishing herself from her classmates and maintaining her unique personality.
Wednesday on Netflix: Season 2 is official
Wednesdayseries with a teen drama tone (here the ranking of the best teens on Netflix) and mystery, you see Wednesday Addams grappling with paranormal powers, murders, mysteries and social relationships while attending Nevermore Academy.
In the cast together with Ortega we find Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Emma Myers (Enid), Percy Hynes White (Xavier), Hunter Doohan (Tyler), Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Donovan Galpin) e Christina Ricci (Professor Marylin Thornhill).
Season 2 is official; even before Netflix formalized the renewal, the showrunners had talked about what they would like for the second season. Ortega says it will be more horror and less romantic.