Wednesday star Jenna Ortega cannot hide her laughter in a new blooper reel Netflix has just released. The actor plays Wednesday Addams, the daughter of the eccentric yet macabre Addams family, who enrols in Nevermore Academy after a grizzly incident at her last school. The show was a big hit with audiences, and fans are eager to see a second season.
The character Wednesday is trademarked for her stoic approach, deadpan wit and morbid interests; however, Netflix has just shared a behind-the-scenes clip of Ortega breaking out of the titular character. “Jenna Ortega breaking character is by far my favourite thing this week,” the streaming service said on Twitter when releasing the show’s first blooper reel.
In the clip, Ortega can be seen cracking a smile mid-line, something Wednesday rarely does, and giving a thumbs up to alert the crew that she’s missed the beat. Ortega can also be seen accidentally hitting her co-star Emma Myers, who plays her opposite roommate Enid, in the face with a torch.
Ortega has also recently supported the show’s romantic pairing ‘Wenclair’, the name for the characters Wednesday and Enid Sinclair. Speaking to Netflix Life, the actor shared: “In a perfect world, we would have been a thing.” However, Ortega and the show have also come under heat following the reveal that Ortega had Covid-19 whilst filming the infamous dance scene.
“Yeah, I woke up and – it’s weird, I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not very bad – I had the body aches. I felt like I’d been hit by a car and that a little goblin had been let loose in my throat and was scratching the walls of my oesophagus,” Ortega revealed. “They were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result. I asked to redo it, but we didn’t have time. I think I probably could have done it a bit better.”
Check out Ortega breaking character in Netflix’s tweet below.