Wednesday Addams is lastly getting her probability to shine! (Metaphorically, since she’s not a fan of the solar or the highlight.) Back in 2021, Netflix ordered an eight-episode collection merely titled “Wednesday” primarily based on the eldest Addams little one that options her as we have by no means seen her earlier than. Jenna Ortega will star because the title character. On June 6, Netflix launched the primary teaser for the brand new collection, exhibiting Ortega in her full Wednesday outfit, alongside Thing.
Back in January, Ortega opened up about engaged on the project and collaborating with director Tim Burton. She informed the Hollywood Reporter, “It’s been quite an insane experience. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.”
She defined, “To step into the shoes of somebody who’s a bit more eccentric and frightening has been really exciting for me, and definitely a challenge — especially with such a beloved character, I really want to take care of her and do her justice.”
Ortega talked concerning the stress of taking part in a personality who’s already so beloved, explaining, “The thing is, there are several different paths that anyone could have taken for this character. We’ve never seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage girl, so some of her harsh mannerisms may come off as hilarious when she’s younger, but as you get older, how much of that can you get away with? Or how do you keep that at the forefront of her personality without people growing to dislike her or find her annoying? So just trying to balance that . . . I’ve never felt so much pressure on a job, and I’m trying to keep my cool.”
She additionally teased how totally different she seems to be as Wednesday, in comparison with her traditional, bubbly self, saying, “I think it’s probably the most physical transformation I’ve ever done; I cut my hair, and it’s black, and mannerism-wise, speaking cadence-wise, expression-wise, I’m trying to pull from a different toolbox this time around. I think it’s a surprise to the audience, but myself as well.”
Read on for every part we find out about “Wednesday.”