Less than two weeks after its release, the dark comedy series Wednesday, created by Tim Burton, has become one of the five most successful Netflix series. The sequel about the eccentric Addams family is dedicated to the daughter of Wednesday, whom caring parents sent to study at Nevermore Private School.
This ironic drama with an original plot tells about growing up and a typical crisis of adolescence. The sarcastic Wednesday must learn to control her psychic abilities, put the school’s bigwigs in their place, unravel the mystery of her parents, and deal with mysterious murders linked to her family’s past.
Why doesn’t Jenna Ortega blink?
The role of Wednesday Addams was played by talented American actress Jenna Ortega. One of the features of her heroine is a piercing look, from which many felt uneasy, including the audience. Fans of the series have noticed that her gaze is never accompanied by a blink. This feature was explained by representatives of the company Netflix. The idea came to director Tim Burton after a double in which the actress played without blinking even once. This impressed Burton so much that he told Jenna not to blink anymore while playing Wednesday.
As the actress herself said: “Burton likes it when I tilt my chin and look through my eyebrows, something like a Kubrick look, and then relax all the muscles of the face.” She admitted that it annoyed her a little on the set. The girl had to blink when the other actors were talking, because if it got into the frame, the take had to be restarted. “The shooting took place in Romania, during the winter. The wind hit me in the face and my eyes were constantly watering, if not blinking, ” recalls Ortega.
What age is the show for?
The Addams Family has always been a family classic that parents have watched with their kids for decades. The dark series “Wednesday” is classified as a comedy-mystery, which means that it is unlikely to be scary, despite the gothic and supernatural elements. But because it contains moderately violent scenes, “Wednesday” is rated 14+. The age limit is due to the use of specific expressions, violence and blood in the series.
What does Wednesday Addams look like in real life?
The heroine of Jenna Ortega turned out to be very expressive, but if you scroll through the actress’s feed on her Instagram, it becomes clear that in real life the girl is very sweet and touching.
Why did the Wednesday dance go viral?
Fueling the show’s growing popularity, in recent days a dance from one of the episodes has become a viral hit on Tiktok under the hashtag #wednesdaydance. The dance has literally become an internet sensation ever since the series aired. So it’s no surprise that countless people are trying to replicate the iconic scene, including world-famous celebrities. The number was staged by Jenna Ortega herself to the song “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps.
Who starred in the series “Wednesday”?
Wednesday’s parents were played by Oscar-winning Catherine Zeta-Jones and Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán. Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in the original 1991 film, was cast as teacher Marilyn Thornhill. Other actors who starred in the series: Jenna Ortega, Gwendolyn Christie, Riki Lindhome, Emma Myers, Jamie McShane, Hunter Duane, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Isaac Ordones, Naomi Tankel.