Jenna Ortega: From Wednesday's Goth to Beetlejuice 2's new Scream Queen
Jenna Ortega's unique gothic style and rising fame in horror positions her perfectly for Beetlejuice 2, joining legends Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder.
Jenna Ortega (Source: Vogue)
Jenna Ortega is making waves as the quintessential Gen-Z scream queen, a title solidified by her acclaimed performances in contemporary horror classics like X, the Scream franchise, and the iconic role of Wednesday Addams. With her latest casting in the eagerly anticipated Beetlejuice 2, set for a 2024 release, Ortega is poised to join forces with the original's stars, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder.
Ortega's role as Lydia Deetz's daughter marks a significant milestone in her career. This casting seems almost predestined, given Ortega's embodiment of a similar dark, gothic fashion sense both on and off-screen. Fans of the original Beetlejuice will recall Lydia's own distinctive style—a perfect parallel to Ortega's aesthetic, evident in her red-carpet appearances.
"Ortega emerged with a clear aesthetic, one devoid of any color or print"—a trendsetting statement that aligns seamlessly with Lydia's iconic persona. Ortega's fashion choices, like the Versace black slip gown at the Netflix premiere or the black leather strapless gown at the 2023 SAG Awards, mirror the somber yet chic vibe of Lydia Deetz.
The 2023 Met Gala showcased Ortega in a Thom Browne ensemble, blending gothic and Victorian elements. This aesthetic cohesion suggests an inherent connection between Ortega's personal style and her upcoming role in Beetlejuice 2. Her wardrobe choices, echoing Lydia's on-screen wardrobe, demonstrate a synergy between actor and character.
"Ortega’s personal fashion tastes... couldn't be more perfect for the job"—a sentiment echoed by fashion critics and fans alike. Her rise to fame, fueled by her unique style and remarkable acting prowess, makes her a fitting addition to the Beetlejuice universe.
As Jenna Ortega steps into the world of Beetlejuice 2, her alignment with Lydia Deetz's character is unmistakable. Her gothic fashion sense, combined with her proven talent in portraying complex, dark characters, positions her perfectly for this new chapter. Ortega's wardrobe might even serve as inspiration for her character's look in the film—a testament to her influence as a fashion icon.
As we eagerly await the release of Beetlejuice 2, Jenna Ortega's evolution from a rising star to a scream queen for the new generation cements her as a pivotal figure in contemporary horror cinema. Her journey from Wednesday Addams to Lydia Deetz's successor is a narrative of style, substance, and spine-tingling suspense.
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