‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega Says Her Character Is Involved In A Love Triangle ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

  • Jenna Ortega said it “didn’t make sense” that her character on “Wednesday” was part of a love triangle.
  • In the show’s first season, Wednesday Addams catches the eye of two classmates at school.
  • Ortega said that everything his character does, “everything he had to play,” was uncharacteristic.

Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega said it “didn’t make sense” for her main character to be part of a love triangle in the first season of the hit Netflix series.

“Everything that she does, everything that I had to play, didn’t make any sense for her character,” Ortega said in a recent interview. episode from the “Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard” podcast, posted Monday. “Being in a love triangle made no sense.”

“Wednesday,” which debuted on Netflix in November, stars Ortega as the main Addams Family character, Wednesday Addams. Similar to past iterations of the iconic character, Wednesday’s version of Ortega is deeply morbid, curious, intelligent and possesses deadpan humor.

Despite being a loner, Wednesday catches the eye of two boys when she is sent to Nevermore Academy, a school for dropouts.

One is Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White), the haunting psychic artist. While investigating a series of murders in the city, Xavier became one of Wednesday’s prime suspects due to his mysterious nature.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in the first season, episode one of "Wednesday."

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in season one, episode one of “Wednesday.”

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The other love interest is Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan), a barista at Weathervane Cafe and son of the town’s sheriff. Wednesday forms an unlikely friendship with him, which heads in a romantic direction as the season progresses and they grow closer.

During her appearance on the podcast, Ortega said that “Miércoles” was a different role for her because she is “expressive” and had never been a part of a teen show like that before. Although people responded well to the series, she had doubts during production.

“I can’t see my work, but I can go home from the set and say, ‘The scene we shot today felt good,'” he said. “On ‘Wednesday,’ there wasn’t a scene on that show where I went home and said, ‘Okay, that should be okay.'”

“Now a lot of people know me for that,” he continued. “It’s not my proudest moment internally, which, I think, also adds an extra level of insecurity and stress, because it’s like, no, I’m finally getting these offers for these places that I want, but I don’t want.” to be specifically known for that.”

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in "Wednesday."

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in “Wednesday.”


The “Scream” star also said that when she signed on to star in “Wednesday,” she didn’t have all the scripts, so she didn’t know what the tone would be, what the score would sound like, and what it would look like. be cut together.

“It was confusing, in that sense,” he said.

Shepard said that one of the aspects of Wednesday that she liked was her detachment, but even so, as a viewer, she still wanted to see the teenager experience the same things as her peers, which would also go against the nature of the character.

In addition to feeling that the love triangle was uncharacteristic of Wednesday, Ortega said that he “had to stomp” on other aspects of the show.

“There was a line about a dress she has to wear to a school dance, and she said, ‘Oh my gosh, I love it. I can’t believe I said that, I literally hate myself.’ And I had to go: ‘No,'” Ortega recalled.

The “Scream” star said that there were cases where it “became almost unprofessional” because she changed lines — a part of the interview that drew mixed reactions.

“I became very, very protective of [Wednesday]But you can’t lead a story and not have an emotional arc because then it’s boring and nobody likes you,” he said.

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