‘Wednesday’ premiered on Netflix on November 23, and there is already a clear candidate for a favorite scene. This is shown in the fourth episode of the series, ‘What a night that day’, a chapter in which Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) goes to the high school dance and surprises everyone with her choreography of the song ‘Goo Goo Muck ‘, by the band The Cramps. Recently, we have learned the news that the dance was choreographed and executed by the actress herself.
This information has come to us through a video shared by the official Twitter Netflix account, where you can see the cast of the series reacting to Ortega’s dance. In this video, the actress reveals that she herself choreographed the dance for that scene. “Actually, I felt very insecure about it. I choreographed it myself. I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m not a dancer or a choreographer”Ortega explained.
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Contrary to the actress herself, who comments that she feels insecure with that scene, the cast is delighted with the fun dance, and many say that it is their favorite scene from ‘Wednesday’. In addition, Ortega did not simply use her imagination to create the choreography, but He took several references for his eccentric dance movements, which have been specified and named by the actress herself through her Twitter account. “Thanks to Siouxsie Sioux, Bob Fosse’s Rich Man’s Frug, Lisa Loring, Lene Lovich, Denis Lavant and the archival footage of goths dancing in clubs in the ’80s. They have helped me with this.”
Thanks to Siouxsie Sioux, Bob Fosse’s Rich Man’s Frug, Lisa Loring, Lene Lovich, Denis Lavant, and archival footage of goths dancing in clubs in the 80’s. Helped me out on this one. https://t.co/zlxlv1JUW4
? Jenna Ortega (@jennaortega) November 25, 2022
Ortega was inspired by movements of different singers and actors, but one of these references should be highlighted, that of Lisa Loring. This actress gave life to Wednesday Addams in the television series, ‘The Addams Family’, from the 1960s. Loring performed a choreography that she divided into a series of movements in which she swung her arms and legs. One of them was incorporated by Ortega for his new version of ‘Wednesday’, and many users took notice, praising the actress for her excellent work with this choreography.
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* “They’ve really done it… These madmen have done it! It’s the little things.”
“I didn’t want to appear too much”
The actress who gives life to Wednesday in the new Netflix series, follows in the footsteps of one of her co-stars, Christina Ricci, who also played the little Addams in ‘The Addams Family’, a 1991 film, and her sequel, ‘The Addams Family: The Tradition Continues’, from 1993. In ‘Wednesday’, Ricci returns to the macabre world of this dark family in the role of Marylin Thornhill and, although he was very close to Ortega, and they even shared scenes, Wednesday’s new actress has assured mtvnews He didn’t ask for any advice.
“I don’t think I wanted to get in the way of my acting and appear too controlling. Also, I also didn’t want to pull what she did 30 years ago, firstly for my own benefit, and secondly because I didn’t want her to look like a copycat, I didn’t want to look too much like her.”, explained Ortega in the interview for MTV with his co-star, Emma Myers.
In addition, the actress clarified that her interpretation of Wednesday is very different from the character played by Ricci in the 90s. “Our show has superpowers, outcasts, and evil ghosts dressed as pilgrims. I think our Wednesdays are two very different people, and on the other hand, our characters on the show are polar opposites. They have a very sweet relationship.”, commented the actress. Ortega also added that she felt “a lot of pressure to do well“because Wednesday is “a much-loved character.”