Jenna Ortega, star of the new Netflix series signed by Tim Burton, on Wednesday, revealed some thoughts of her about what the dark heroine, eldest daughter of the Addams and spouses represents. She said: "Wednesday is a gay icon.
In a perfect world, Wednesday and her roommate would have been a couple. I feel like people want to see powerful women with powerful women." Gayety's Caitlynn McDaniel asked Jenna Ortega why she thinks Wednesday is a beloved queer icon.
Jenna told: "I think because she's a badass. She's cool, she's got a nice sense of style. But she's someone who embraces her differences and doesn't want to please anyone. And I feel like that's a really, really powerful thing to see."
Wednesday, the new Netflix series
Wednesday series first season centers on the homonymous Wednesday Addams during her freshman year at Nevermore Academy, as she tries to manage his feelings towards her peers and as she tries to master her incredible powers.
she will also find herself stopping a killing spree that throws the town into a panic, as well as solving the murder mystery involving her parents 25 years ago. One of these concerns the titles of the 8 episodes that made up the first season.
The name of each episode contains, within it, a word woe. The word in question can have a double meaning and each of these fits perfectly with the series. Woe can be understood as big problems or dangers but at the same time it can mean something extremely sad.
The character is in fact several times at the center of danger and is considered a protagonist who is anything but happy. Another detail that has been noticed by fans is, for example, the snapping of fingers. Historical fans of the Addams Family will undoubtedly remember an acronym from many years ago in which the protagonists snapped their fingers at the time.
This gesture is taken up in the Netflix series and is used by members of the Nightshade secret society. In addition to Jenna Ortega and Emma Myers, the cast also includes Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Joy Sunday, Naomi J Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Riki Lindhome. And the guest star and former interpreter of Wednesday Christina Ricci is not missing either.