Even before taking on the role, Ortega had been told throughout her life that she reminded those close to her of Wednesday Addams. Continue reading and it will become clear why.
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One of Ortega's pastimes as a child was doing autopsies on lizards. If this doesn't prove Jenna Ortega is the real-life Wednesday Addams, then nothing will.
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Ortega was dressed to kill for her appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ in Hollywood, California. She wore a black slit dress that looks like it could have been pulled right from Wednesday's wardrobe.
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Christina Ricci played Wednesday in 1993's Addams Family Values and made a comeback for the 2022 series. Despite their shared background, Ortega said that at times she got too dark for Ricci on set.
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Jenna's first audition for the role with director Tim Burton was done over video directly after filming her death scene in "X" (2022). Her face covered in blood, it's no surprise she got the part!
Audiences were captivated by Wednesday's dance number, but there's no choreographer to thank for her moves. Ortega came up with the dance routine herself, taking inspiration from the '80s goth scene.