Jenna Ortega champions character integrity in Wednesday: A season 2 evolution!
Jenna Ortega hints at a horror-packed Season 2 for Netflix's hit series Wednesday, emphasizing character independence and integrity.
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In a world where the supernatural becomes the everyday, Jenna Ortega, the star of Netflix’s acclaimed series Wednesday, has given fans a tantalizing glimpse into what lies ahead for the show's eagerly awaited second season. As the eponymous Wednesday Addams, Ortega has become the dark darling of the streaming world, captivating over 150 million households with her macabre charm and deadpan wit.
Ortega, while basking in the limelight of her new film Scream VI and her stint as host on Saturday Night Live, revealed that Wednesday is set to delve deeper into the horror genre, promising to unleash a more independent and formidable Wednesday Addams. The move comes as no surprise given the show's staggering success, quickly becoming Netflix's second most popular English-language series with over 1.02 billion total hours viewed in just three weeks.
The actress shared her excitement about elevating the horror aspect of the show, aiming to extricate Wednesday from any romantic entanglements and instead focus on her burgeoning role as a solo sleuth. "I think we want to up the horror aspect of it a little bit and get Wednesday out of the romantic situation and just let her be her own individual and fight her own crime," Ortega stated during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Ortega's dedication to preserving the integrity of her character shone through as she recounted her proactive stance during the filming of season one. "I don't think I've ever had to put my foot down more on a set in a way that I had to on Wednesday," she admitted, highlighting her efforts to steer clear of a love triangle storyline, which she felt was at odds with Wednesday's character.
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The series, helmed by creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, has not only brought the iconic Addams Family into the limelight once more but has also featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán as Wednesday’s enigmatic parents, Morticia and Gomez Addams. The cast is rounded out by notable talents such as Gwendoline Christie, Hunter Doohan, and Christina Ricci, who bring the quirky, shadowy world of Nevermore Academy to life.
As Wednesday gears up for its second season, fans are on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in Wednesday Addams' journey. With Jenna Ortega at the helm, the show promises to explore new depths of horror and mystery, further cementing its place in the hearts of viewers around the globe. As the young actor navigates her character's evolution, it's clear that Wednesday Addams is not just another student at Nevermore Academy — she's a force to be reckoned with.
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