Jenna Ortega Tired Of The Wednesday Addams Dance? Here Are Facts We Learned About Jenna From Her Best Golden Globe Moments
"Wednesday" actress Jenna Ortega attended the Golden Globes, and the rising star had some things to say about her show (and yes, she talks about the dance!). Here's what we learned.
Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has taken the world by storm for her stellar performance as Wednesday Addams. She's gained millions of fans since the show's release, and her admirers love to follow her every move. Most of them watched the Golden Globes just to see her, and the 20-year-old even presented the Best Original Score for Motion Picture! If you're a Jenna fan but missed – or want to revisit – the Golden Globes, here's what we learned about her from the event!
Jenna Ortega Doesn’t Use TikTok
Before Wednesday, Jenna was a star on Musical.ly, a popular app that eventually merged into TikTok in 2018. But believe it not, the actress has no interest in using the video platform – which means she doesn’t get to see many of the fan edits that have taken over the app! “No, I can't be on TikTok, I can't look into all of that stuff,” she said in an interview. “I think, good or bad, it's probably not a healthy place to be.”
Jenna Ortega Doesn’t Remember the Dance, and Her Fans Think She’s Over It
Jenna came across a funny interviewer at the event, who asked her if she could do the viral Wednesday Addams dance. Jenna's reaction was hilarious, to say the least, and her fans think she's definitely over it! "I don't even remember [the dance]!" Jenna said, refusing to bust out her signature moves.
"SHES TIREDD [of the dance]," commented @y2kberet.
"She's soon gonna be as sick of this dance as doja cat was performing 'Say So,'" added @ChuckyFan101.
The star confessed that she didn’t expect the dance to go viral. “Even that I still can't believe because even that was – some of the moves I had planned, some of it was improv. That was one of the scenes I stay awake thinking about because I thought there was so much that I could have done and should have done," she said. "So the fact that anyone is showing appreciation and trying it themselves, it's not fathomable to me."
She Was One of the Best Dressed at the Event
Per usual, the Golden Globes had some of the best and worst dressed – and Jenna, undoubtedly, was one of the best. The celebrity stunned in a tan Gucci cutout dress that paired well with her reddish-brown hair.
Jenna Ortega Didn't Win Any Golden Globes in 2023
Jenna received her very first Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress, but she did not win. Instead, another talented actress – Quinta Brunson from Abbott Elementary – took the award home!
Jenna Attended the Show with Her Friend and Costar Percy White
Jenna attended the event with her costar Percy White! But don't fangirl just yet – the pair seem to be good friends. "I brought my, my, my good friend Percy," she told an interviewer.
Jenna Hasn’t Seen the Script for the 2nd Season
Millions of Wednesday fans are excited for the second season, but it looks like they need to be a bit more patient because Jenna hasn’t even seen the script yet. "I have seen nothing and I know nothing. I feel like sometimes, as the actor, you just kind of are told what to do, but I'm waiting on it," she told Variety. "I think they're just starting to get a writers' room together, so maybe soon."
Netflix’s Wednesday became an instant hit, dethroning Stranger Things by racking up a record-breaking 341.2 million viewing hours in the first week of its debut. The show will be renewed for a second season, but no date has been set yet. However, showrunner Miles Millar says they have a multi-season plan for Wednesday. "For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally," he told Variety.
Millar continued, "That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters. It can evolve and change. Often, you want to see which characters or cast pop and who you like to write for. So you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve, but we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons."
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