“There were moments on that set where I was even almost unprofessional in a way.”

Jenna Ortega is gearing up for Murder Scandal , which hits theaters this Friday Scream VI. Looking sideways Melissa Barrera, Ortega awaits a New York nightmare at the hands of Ghostface. In her most recent work, she played the role of Wednesday Addams in the Netflix film wednesday, Ortega was often a messenger rather than a receiver of fear. The actress’ performance as the gothic daughter of the Addams Family made the series Netflix’s second biggest English-language series of all time. However, to get there, the actress had to take new directions.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Armchair Expert podcast DiversityOrtega revealed parts of the scripts wednesday It didn’t make sense to him in terms of character and he decided to change the dialogue without informing the writers. “After reading the whole series, I realized, ‘Oh, this is for a younger audience,'” Ortega said. “When I first signed the show, I didn’t have all the scripts. I thought it would be too dark. It wasn’t like that… I didn’t know what the tone was or how it sounded.”


The Scream VI Expanding on the thought process, the star said:

“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down more on set than I did on Wednesday.” Everything Wednesday did, everything I had to play, didn’t make sense for his character at all. Will she be in a love triangle? It didn’t make sense. There was a line about a dress she had to wear to a school dance and she said, “Oh my god, I love it. Ugh, I can’t believe I just said that. I literally hate myself.” raman’. I had to go, ‘No.’ There were times on that set where I was even almost unprofessional in a way, where I just started changing lines. Script Supervisor they thought I was going to do something, and then I had to sit down with the writers, and they were like, “Wait, what happened to the scene?” And I had to go and explain why I couldn’t do certain things.

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Jenna Ortega’s instincts paid off

Ortega’s mastery of scripts seems to have paid off wednesday It enjoyed more than six weeks of one billion minutes watched on Netflix. Its popularity among young viewers also has its own characteristics viral bits may have inadvertently contributed positively to the emergence of the series has been renewed for a second season. While we wait wednesday‘s return to Nevermore, we can enjoy Ortega’s next performance Scream VI.

Scream VI It will hit theaters on March 10. Watch Collider’s interview with Ortega and his cast, Melissa Barrerafor Scream VI: