Jenna Ortega is the star of the moment, after the release of Tim Burton's Wednesday series, in which she plays the daughter of the most horror couple in the world, the Addams Family. The actress said she shares a certain feeling with serial killers with her character.
During an interview published on The Face, Jenna Ortega confessed: "There is an invisible thread that connects serial killers, monsters, creatures and myself. It doesn't matter where I go. I feel it's something that made me always attracted since I was young, something that has always fascinated me.
It's what I feel is right for me and tend to be the scripts I like. I love things that are a little disconcerting, those that, on closer inspection, are not so nice. I love creepy stuff. They're interesting and there's so many storytelling paths and variations you can do with stuff like that.
Also, playing a character who's always in a victim position, it's quite a challenge for me to give them a personality that makes them different from each other." In another interview, Jenna added: "I'm a weirdo, in the sense that as a child I did autopsies on small animals.
Like the lizards I found dead in my garden."
Some curiosities about Jenna Ortega
She made her big screen debut with the supporting role of the vice president's daughter in the film Iron Man 3. She also had a recurring role in the TV series Jane the Virgin.
She played Jane as a child. In 2019 she joined the cast of Disney's US animated television series Elena of Avalor, playing the voice of Princess Isabel, a role that earned her another Imagen Award nomination in 2019. Jenna Ortega supports Pride Over Prejudice, a campaign promoting acceptance towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Jenna Ortega's father is of Mexican-American ancestry while her mother is of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry. Jenna Ortega is the fourth of six children. Being part of such a large family seems to have helped her immerse herself in the character of Harley Diaz in the series Stuck in the Middle.