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.
In a recent interview, the young protagonist told of moments on the set ‘on the verge of non-professional’ and of having also changed lines of Wednesday of his own free will. These statements were not appreciated by the manufacturer Steven S. DeKnight.
Producer Steven DeKnight criticizes Jenna Ortega
By participating in Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Jenna Ortega had revealed that he put his foot down on the set of Wednesdayreaching the limit of being “unprofessional” for the sake of the character he was towards”very protective“.
These revelations did not please Steven DeKnight, producer of series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daredevil e Spartacuswho harshly criticized the young actress for her comments.
In fact, he expressed his opinion on Twitter by saying:
“I love talking to actors about their lines/stories. But by the nature of the beast, they don’t have the full picture (on TV) of where the story is going and why a few jokes are needed for it all to make sense.
She’s young, so maybe she doesn’t know anything yet (but she should). She should also wonder how she would feel if the showrunners did an interview talking about how difficult she was to work with and how she refused to play what was asked of her. These kinds of claims are pretentious and toxic.
I love her job, but life is too short to deal with people like her in business.”
However, the producer has already taken a step back from his statements regarding Ortega.
Also on his Twitter account he said:
“She is a great talent. It was simply an unwise choice to expose creative differences publicly.”
“She is amazing, I will keep repeating that. It was just a gaffe to say those things publicly. We all make mistakes. We can all learn something from this experience. Me too”.
In short, in DeKnight’s words we can understand that what happens on the set is better left on the set.
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.