Jenna Ortega in Wednesday never blinks. This choice was born from an amusing exchange between the actress and director Tim Burton. Jenna Ortega said that in the first few weeks of filming she accidentally shot a scene without blinking.
It was Tim Burton who noticed it, who subtly suggested that she stop closing them for the rest of the filming. And so it was. In fact, the actress clarified that she focused a lot on her during her interpretation of her. She said: "Funny thing is, I didn't notice it at first.
I just shut off every muscle in my face, and Tim loved the creepy, staring, Kubrick-esque stares from under my brows. So intimidating, but Tim stuck with it and who am I to counter his opinion… well it's Tim Burton!" However, some fans on Reddit have noticed that Wednesday blinks in the opening scenes with his mother and also with the psychologist.
Jenna Ortega also revealed that she choreographed the dance scene entirely by herself, taking inspiration from several factors. She also opened up about her relationship with Christina Ricci on set, and how the two didn't talk about the '90s version of Wednesday.
Jenna Ortega Never Blinks Playing Wednesday: Here's Why
Though she is recognized for appearing in scary movies or the series You, she has also acted in the MCU. As her first job in the world of cinema, Jenna Ortega was able to relate to the undisputed king of the cinecomic franchise, Robert Downey Jr.
A few months before Jenna Ortega first dived into horror with Insidious: Chapter 2, the actress made her film debut in the film Iron Man 3, released in 2013. Although her actual role in the film relegated to a scene, his character is crucial to the plot of the film.
In the film, Jenna Ortega plays the daughter of US Vice President Rodriguez, a young girl missing her right leg. In a major twist, Rodriguez is revealed to be aiding the film's antagonist Aldrich Killian in exchange for access to the drug Extremis, which is supposed to undo her daughter's disability.