Jenna Ortega, the lead actress in the hit TV series “Wednesday,” recently sat down with Variety to share exciting details about the highly anticipated second season.
Promising an intensified horror experience, Netflix’s Wednesday, inspired by Tim Burton’s unique portrayal of the Addams family’s eldest daughter, captivated audiences as one of the standout hits of 2022. With the renewal for another season, Ortega is actively collaborating with the writers, determined to shape the script according to her artistic vision.
Ensuring an accurate portrayal of Wednesday’s beloved character is important to Ortega. The Scream Star highlighted avoiding missteps and expressed her commitment to open dialogue with the writers, stating, “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.”
Excitingly, the upcoming season will venture further into the realm of horror, leaving behind romantic subplots to amplify the show’s chilling atmosphere. Ortega warmly embraced this creative direction, assuring viewers of bolder and darker narratives that captivate their imagination. “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
Ortega’s desire for a tonal shift is not a recent development. During a recent episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast, she revealed that she had made substantial changes to the season one script to align them with her creative vision.
Ortega’s unwavering dedication to the character led her to make on-set adjustments and rewrite certain lines, initially raising concerns among the production team. However, her passion and steadfast commitment facilitated crucial discussions with the writers, ultimately ensuring that the story resonated with the audience and maintained Wednesday’s true essence.