Fans of the Addams Family series have plenty to smile about as a new teaser for the series spin-off “Wednesday” was released recently. Find out interesting details about the film’s main character, Jenna Ortega, who will play Addams on Wednesday.
More than a year after announcing that Jenna Ortega would star in the “Wednesday” series, Netflix has finally unveiled the first images of the actress, who will play Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton’s The Addams Family series.
The short teaser clip was released on June 6, 2022, the first day of Netflix’s Geek Weekend. The clip doesn’t highlight any footage from the film, but does show extended shots of Wednesday Addams tying up her pigtails before stepping into frame and straightening the collar of her dress.
Jenna Ortega on June 05, 2022 in Santa Monica, California | Source: Getty Images
The teaser also shows an appearance from Thing, who joins Wednesday Addams in adapting the iconic Addams Family theme.
The comedy, directed by Burton, has been described as “a supernaturally infused, detective mystery retracing Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy” as she attempts to harness her emerging psychic ability. Although a release date has yet to be announced, viewers can only hope that the series will air sooner than expected.
WHERE DID JENNA ORTEGA ACT BEFORE?
Ortega may be very young, but she has achieved a lot in her acting career. She began her journey in the film industry at age nine and landed several roles, including the role of Harley in “Stuck In The Middle”, a Disney Channel series.
The young actress has also appeared in other Disney productions and award-winning television series and films. Today, she is famous for starring as Young Jane in the iconic comedy-drama “Jane The Virgin” and Darcy in the Netflix sitcom “Richie Rich.”
Besides bagging roles, Ortega also has a few accolades to his name. At the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards held on June 6, she won the Most Scared Performance award for “Scream.” Let’s hope the actress achieves more incredible things in her brilliant career.
HOW OLD IS JENNA ORTEGA?
Ortega is 19 years old. She is Libra, as she was born on September 27, 2002 in Coachella Valley, California. Far from the big screen, the young actress has a pretty exciting life. Ortega likes spicy food and once admitted that she could drink Tapatío from the bottle.
Additionally, the award-winning actress is a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights, immigration rights, and gun control. Besides being a lawyer, Ortega is an author and has a book named after her called “IT’S ALL LOVE: Reflections for Your Heart and Soul”.
WHAT IS JENNA ORTEGA’S ETHNIC ORIGIN?
Ortega has a unique ethnicity. The actress is 75% Mexican and 25% Puerto Rican. The actress’ father is all-Mexican, but her family moved to California generations before she was born. As such, Ortega’s father doesn’t speak Spanish, but the actress’ mother is bilingual.
As for her extended family, Ortega’s maternal great-grandmother is Mexican, but she emigrated to the United States from a small ranch near Sinaloa, Mexico. Despite her diverse ethnicity, Ortega says she is very proud of her heritage.