Jenna Ortega immersed herself deeply, studying a lot to play Wednesday, the protagonist of Tim Burton's new Netflix seeire of the same name. The actress has in fact followed lessons in cello, archery, language and much more.
Hairstyle and make-up also played a key role. It seems that director Tim Burton even postponed filming because he was not fully satisfied with Jenna's hairstyle. The young actress told: "We tried to perfect the tresses on Wednesday.
We were two hours behind because he kept coming up to us and saying: No, that's wrong. No, that's not straight enough. They shaved the back of my neck for create the perfect line. They cut my hair the same day, there were hairdressers and make-up artists cutting new extensions in the caravan as we talked and filmed.
Tim took a hairdressing comb and brushed my hair! He took my bangs apart one strand at a time until it settled where she wanted it to sit. Then she sprayed the hairspray so it didn't move. After we established the look, and that was also very exciting to see, because it's a visionary, he refused to shoot anything that didn't satisfy that itch on his brain."
Wednesday, cast and plot
In the Wednesday cast, in addition to Jenna Ortega, there are also: Gwendoline Christie (the principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair) , Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr.ssa Valerie Kinbott) and Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill).
Wednesday Addams is a high school student with a peculiar character, who proves dangerous for the other students of her high school, where, to defend her brother Pugsley, she adopts somewhat extreme solutions which lead to her expulsion for attempted murder against a swimmer, leading his own team that stalks and bullies Pugsley.