Jenna Ortega Was Nervous to Meet Christina Ricci on ‘Wednesday’

Who hasn’t heard of The Addams Family? This iconic show started captivating audiences in the 1960s. In the 1990s, we got to enjoy live-action movies and shows of this famous fictional family with Christina Ricci portraying young Wednesday Addams. In November 2022, fans of the Addams will get the chance to witness a new series by Netflix called Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega.

Jenna Ortega Was Nervous to Meet Christina Ricci on ‘Wednesday’Jenna Ortega Playing Wednesday

Jenna Ortega is a young actress best known for her roles in Season 2 of Netflix’s You, Stuck in the Middle by the Disney Channel, and her lead role in Scream which came out this year. On November 23rd, fans will get to witness her portrayal of the iconic character of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s new series. Ortega stated how flawless Ricci’s performance as Wednesday was in the movies from 30 years ago. That’s why the young actress did her best to make her role on Wednesday her own, rather than trying to copy and mimic what was, in her words, already pitch-perfect.

Meeting Christina Ricci

Although many people get skeptical when a remake is in question, knowing that one of the main cast members is happy to join the project can speak volumes about what type of quality one might expect from the show. It’s said that Christina Ricci will be joining the new Wednesday show in which she’ll be playing an undisclosed part. Ortega shared that she was extremely nervous to meet Ricci and found it nerve-racking to film scenes with her, especially dressed up as a character that Ricci used to play.

What Can Fans Expect?

For many fans of The Addams Family movies, learning of Christina Ricci’s involvement in the new Wednesday project was enough to get them excited about the upcoming show. Judging by the trailer, it appears that Jenna Ortega certainly looks and sounds the part. Even Ricci gave Ortega’s performance a thumbs-up during a panel. We’ll have to tune into Netflix in November to see how entertaining the new comedy horror will be!