Wednesday – Jenna Ortega changed dialogue without the knowledge of the writers. She wasn’t a fan of the original script
Jenna Ortega she played the main character in the blockbuster Wednesday, the second most popular production among English-language Netflix series. Viewers loved her performance and welcomed her with open arms as the new member of the on-screen Addams Family. Interestingly, however, thanks to a new interview, it turned out that the actress can mainly thank herself for this. In the podcast Armchair Expert she admitted that much of the original dialogue did not make sense to her from Wednesday’s perspective. So much so that she changed them without consulting the writers.
Wednesday – Jenna Ortega changed dialogue without the knowledge of the writers
Jenna Ortega on the podcast Armchair Expert she admitted that when she was offered the role, she didn’t get a chance to read the entire script. When she finally got her hands on it, she was surprised because she thought the show would be much darker and not aimed at a younger audience. The worst part, however, was that her character had written lines that did not fit her character at all. So the actress decided to put her professionalism on the line and intervene.
I don’t think I’ve ever had to intervene as much on set as I did during filming Wednesday. Everything the character was supposed to do didn’t fit her character. Being in a love triangle? It didn’t make any sense. There was a line when she had to wear a dress to the school disco: “God, I love her. Ugh, I can’t believe I said that. I literally hate myself” – and I objected. There were moments on set where I became almost unprofessional because I just started changing my lines. […] Then I had to sit down with the writers who asked what happened to this and that scene, and I explained why I couldn’t do certain things.
Wednesday – Jenna Ortega wasn’t a fan of the script?
Jenna Ortega wanted the character to be more three-dimensional than on paper. She also did not want to play a heroine who was constantly monotonous. The actress began to feel protective of Wednesday and felt that things that might have been funny when she was a child were no longer endearing when she was a teenager, so a story that doesn’t develop at all and is just insulting would be unlikable. viewers.
Earlier, Ortega also mentioned that the director Tim Burton he wanted her to show no emotion when she played. While she understood his approach, she found it quite difficult when you’re trying to move the plot forward and the youngest member of the Addams is in every scene.
There were a lot of those battles because I felt like people didn’t trust me to carve out my own path in terms of, “okay, that’s her story. That’s where she gets emotional.” I was lost and confused. […] I remember feeling defeated after the first month.
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