At age 20, Jenna Ortega He has been acting for more than half of his life. The California native began doing commercials before transitioning to television. She starring in shows like jane the virgin helped her build a strong resume. It wasn’t long before the Disney machine took notice of her and she landed the lead role on the Disney Channel show, Stuck in the middle. Since he left the mouse house, Ortega has starred in everything from movies like Scream Y The consequences a Netflix tv shows like You and more recently, Wednesday.
‘Wednesday’ is officially a huge hit for Netflix
Although Ortega’s resume is extensive, Wednesday it is arguably his highest profile work to date. She landed the lead role in the new Netflix comedy series, reinventing the iconic character for a new generation. The show has become a huge hit, becoming one of the most popular Netflix series of all time in just a few short weeks. The show has also increased the popularity of the actor. For example, his Instagram following has grown by more than 16 million since the show premiered on November 16.
Jenna Ortega initially did not want to join the cast of the comedy series.
Because Wednesday it’s such a hit, and Ortega embodies his character so well, it’s hard to believe he initially hesitated to do so. However, when she was talking to her co-star Christina Ricci about how she ended up being cast on the shows Magazine Interview, she revealed this nugget of information. “I really didn’t want to do it initially because I didn’t want to do television again,” Ortega shared about Wednesday. “I’ve been trying to get into film for a while, but you really can’t pass up the opportunity to talk to someone like Tim.”
How Tim Burton convinced Ortega to join the cast of ‘Wednesday’
The Tim Ortega is referring to is, of course, Tim Burton, who serves as executive producer on Wednesday. The famous filmmaker also directed the first four episodes of the series. It was Burton who first thought of Ortega for the lead role. the yes day The actress shared that she was a bit surprised by the fact that Burton was familiar with her work. Intrigued, she agreed to jump into a phone call with him to discuss the show and read the sides. Obviously, the conversation went quite well.
“We kept talking and talking, and eventually, I realized that this is something that could be very interesting to be a part of,” Ortega shared of their conversation about Wednesday with Burton. “And then I think I signed four or five months later.” We are sure that many people are delighted that Ortega has decided to join the Wednesday to emit. Here’s hoping the show gets renewed for a sophomore season, and she can continue to develop the character of hers.