Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series of the same name, opened up about her famous ballet, which went viral on social media. Jenna told: "A dance that I didn't even know how it would turn out. I had been a little braggart with Tim Burton, saying that I wanted to do the choreography and that he could be comfortable, even put his hands on the fire.
But I was bluffing. I can't dance and had no idea what I was going to do until a few days ago when Tim told me that the song he had chosen would be Goo Goo Much by the Cramps I felt very stupid and would have kicked myself.
I slept for two days and watched all the videos of Denis Lavant in Beau Travail, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lene Lovich, Nina Hagen and a long series of videos of 'goth' kids in 80s clubs that ballet is a lot of study. I thought I was bad, but those in the production reassured me and told me that in their opinion it would become a pop phenomenon.
I thought they were kidding me, but they were right. Incredible the. Why they choose me for these films I don't know, evidently people like to see me scared. For me, running around screaming in blood is therapeutic, as well as a lot of fun.
Horror movies are the most fun to shoot, on set it's always hard not to burst out laughing. Y ou never take yourself too seriously and you work with fans of the genre. People have always had a hard time figuring out when I'm serious or joking.
And then Wednesday is a beautiful character. It seems monotonous, monotonous instead it is full of facets. She's a teen, and like all teenagers she's very insecure even though she doesn't seem like it. She fears emotions and the gray areas of life more than spiders and bloodthirsty monsters.
Besides, she deserved a show of her own. In the previous ones you've always been a marginal character, with one or two lines at most. When I was eight, they teased me by calling me old. Then working on sets, surrounded by adults, definitely influenced me.
All the young actors seem more mature than their age, let's just say that my character has taken advantage of me."