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Jenna Ortega is fully behind 'Wenclair' getting together in 'Wednesday'

Jenna Ortega, star of Netflix’s hit show Wednesday, has voiced her support for the romantic pairing of Wednesday and her roommate Enid Sinclair (played by Emma Myers). Several fans have proposed a potential relationship between the two characters since their first meeting, where Wednesday’s dark and apathetic personality is contrasted with Enid’s vibrant and enthusiastic one. 

Fans got to watch the pair’s dynamic bloom throughout the season, ending with Wednesday finally letting Enid hug her in the cliffhanger conclusion. This development is being viewed as a potential romance, with the couple being named ‘Wenclair’. “In a perfect world, [Wednesday and Enid] would have been a thing,” Ortega shared her stance at a recent event, according to Netflix Life

Speaking to MTV News, the actor also shared the Addams family daughter’s change in romantic interests: “Now that Tyler’s off the table, I feel like she’s off of boys for a while. I feel like her and Xavier are just getting to a safe place. I think there’s an opportunity there for a really sweet platonic relationship.” Co-star Myers has also expressed interest in the characters being in a relationship, referencing the popular vine “and they were roommates”, which alludes to same-sex roommates actually being in a relationship. “You know what I always say: ‘And they were roommates,'” Myers joked to Elite Daily. “Jenna and I would say that all the time to each other. And that’s all that needs to be said – I think that gets the message across.”

Wednesday fans have previously accused Netflix of hiding social media content alluding to or confirming the characters being together or queer. In the lead-up to the show’s release this week, Netflix had used promotional material that included the word ‘Wednesgay’.

Given that Ortega was recently filmed positively reacting to a fan holding the lesbian pride flag and pointing to herself, a short clip that went viral online, fans are now more than eager to see some open lesbian representation in the show.  

Fans are also hoping the show will be renewed for a second season. Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix. Watch Ortega’s MTV News interview below.