The world absolutely loved Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and so did the legendary director Tim Burton. The Netflix series became a trailblazer dominating the digital sphere sparking debates, discussions, and various trends, earning the title of an overnight sensasion. Jenna Ortega’s flawless execution of the peculiar character not only won millions of hearts but also showcased her remarkable talent for donning unconventional roles such as Wednesday.
While speaking with BFI, the director and the executive producer of the Netflix hit series, Tim Burton himself, spoke out about what convinced him to choose Jenna Ortega for the role, all while dropping subtle hints about the upcoming highly anticipated second season of the project.
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What Convinced Tim Burton to Choose Jenna Ortega for Wednesday?
It is no secret that before the actress Jenna Ortega became a household name, she established herself through a series of small roles in television and cinema. Throughout her career, the actress has been a part of many incredible horror projects, including Insidious and Scream. And much to many people’s surprise, that is what helped her bag the coveted role in Netflix’s hit The Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday. While speaking with BFI, Tim Buton confessed,
“She’s one of the most aware, not only as an actress, but everything, around the camera, the set. She’s a very special talent. And she’s done a lot of horror movies, which I love too. That gave her a special place in my heart. “Oh, you’re doing another horror. Good.””
Much like the viewers of the show, the director also finds himself absolutely enamored by the young actress’ work on screen. He expressed in no uncertain terms that there is simply no other actor who could have done what Ortega did with the role, as he stated,
“When I did Wednesday, the reason I loved it is I just related to the character so much. But to me, it could not have been done without her. You can write it good, you can do whatever you want to do, but that kind of a character would need such clarity and purity and strength. A person has to have that. So for me, she basically made the show that way.”
Therefore, it is safe to say that the director is an absolute Jenna Ortega stan!
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Wednesday Season 2 Updates!
The second season has been put on hold for the time being due to all the ongoing strikes. But the director Tim Burton revealed he would be involved with the upcoming season in some parts, in the same BFI interview, he said,
“I mentally put stuff on hold until all the strikes are over. I can edit and do things I can do, but until the veil is lifted, then things get back into it. But yeah, I’ll be involved in some [way]. I’m not quite sure, because everything has stopped at the moment.”
In the April of this, year, the actress, Jenna Ortega also offered some glimpses, of the forthcoming season, effectively setting a higher standard for what viewers can already expect from the show. While chatting with Glamour she revealed,
“No vacations or anything like that. We are starting to prep Season 2 of ‘Wednesday,’ which…has been exciting. Just developing new storylines and seeing where characters are going. Starting those conversations has been really, really fun. I think it’s going to be bigger and better, which is cool.”
All in all, the new season promises to be even more thrilling and its full-scale production will start as soon as the strikes come to an end.
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Wednesday Season One is available on Netflix to stream.