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Why Jenna Ortega Joined ‘Wednesday’ Despite Having ‘Sworn Off’ Television

Jenna Ortega has been in the acting business since she was a child. Her career has led her to take on the infamous role of Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton’s Wednesday Netflix series. The actor joins Lisa Loring and Christina Ricci in the live-action adaptation of the macabre teen. But taking on Wednesday is a heavy task with many complex details to get right. Having had a breakthrough year in movies, Ortega explains why she joined Wednesday after a hiatus from TV.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams with Thing in 'Wednesday.'
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams with Thing in ‘Wednesday’ | via Netflix

The ‘Wednesday’ actor had trouble getting grown-up roles after Disney

While Ortega has risen to stardom over the past few years, the actor battled the common stigma after getting her start at Disney. Ortega even once considered quitting acting after being unable to break free of the childlike image to get more serious roles.

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