Wednesday, what does Christina Ricci think of Jenna Ortega



Netflix will soon premiere a new Addams Family story starring Wednesday, once played by Christina Ricci. But what does the actress think of Jenna Ortega, the protagonist?

Even before Jenna Ortega, Wednesday Addams became an icon in the entertainment world thanks to Christina Ricci. The actress played her at a very young age, and this role remained in her heart. So much so that when Tim Burton decided that this character would have his own series on Netflix, he wanted to involve him in the casting. Not like a Wednesday, given that the protagonist is a teenager and Ricci is now too grown-up. The part, however, went to Jenna Ortega. What will Christina Ricci think?

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Wednesday, in its original language Wednesday, was released on Netflix on November 23 and follows Morticia and Gomez’s daughter struggling with a new school, Nevermore Academy, once attended by her parents. Christina Ricci joins Jenna Ortega to play an academy faculty professor. But, in a recent interview, the actress had her say on choosing Ortega as the show’s protagonist.

Wednesday, Christina Ricci on Jenna Ortega

The first time Christina Ricci gave her the Addams Wednesday blast was in 1991, in the movie The Addams Family. Two years later, a sequel also arrived. But, during her very young career, the actress enriched many castings and quickly entered pop culture with Casper, Pecker, Penelope and The Mystery of Sleepy Hollow. In recent years, however, she has allowed herself an appearance on Matrix Resurrections, but has focused primarily on television with Yellowjackets, which she also produces.

Christina Ricci is Wednesday Addams

She has been playing Wednesday for 30 years and soon another actress will take her place in the eyes of the new generation of viewers. Regarding the choice of Jenna Ortega, Christina Ricci said it by publishing an interview with the tabloid Extra. First, she explained that she was delighted to be able to breathe that deliciously dark air again. “I have so much love for Wednesday after playing this character in the movies. When I was asked to participate in the project, it meant everything to me. Working with Tim Burton has once again been fantastic.”


Then she also unbuttoned on the very young Ortega: “The whole cast is fantastic. Jenna is so amazing on the show that people are going to freak out how good she is.” Set as a decidedly modern but equally dark version, the Addams Family TV series will give Jenna Ortega her moment of glory. is not new to the small screens: she has already appeared in several films such as The Babysitter – Killer Queen and Scream, but she also appeared in You and Jane the Virgin.

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