The first trailer for Netflix and Tim Burton's new Addams Family series, Wednesday, was released today and features Jenna Ortega shining in the titular role. Ortega is quickly becoming a big name in horror, having starred in both Scream and X earlier this year. She also appeared in the horror comedy American Carnage and Dave Grohl's horror comedy Studio 666 this year, and previously starred in The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Needless to say, Ortega is already earning the title of "Scream Queen" at age 19. While the young star has big shoes to fill with names such as Christina Ricci having played Wednesday Addams in the past, fans are loving Ortega in the new trailer. In fact, she's currently a trending topic on Twitter.
"We've never seen her as a teenager girl," Ortega previously explained. "You know, it's funny and sweet and almost charming to hear this eight-year-old's obsession with murder and blood and guts. As she gets older, that nasty attitude or [those] biting remarks, it's almost kind of hard not to make it sound like every other teenager girl So, it's like how do we establish this character and give her the same fire without letting her become something that she's not? Also, it's an eight-hour series so, for an emotionless character, there has to be some sort of an emotional arc."
You can check out some of the tweets praising Ortega below..
Casting On Point
Casting Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams was THE right move. pic.twitter.com/z7p0l5H3sb— rach₊˚ˑ༄. (@rachegrayy) August 17, 2022
The new Wednesday Addams looks so good! We continue to stan Jenna Ortega! pic.twitter.com/RGW5U9lDtG— Slayerfest 98 (@slayerfestx98) August 17, 2022
2022: The Year Of Ortega
jenna ortega’s contribution to the horror genre in 2022 alone is insane pic.twitter.com/P6JpHBywVj— kyler ✆ (@slshers) August 17, 2022
Jenna Ortega single handedly saved netflix with wednesday— q (@falcxns) August 17, 2022
Can't Unsee It
jenna ortega as wednesday addams is perfect casting pic.twitter.com/I8bZzG70Uh— kyler ✆ (@slshers) August 17, 2022
JENNA ORTEGA THE OWNER OF HORROR GENRE. pic.twitter.com/2Fvf60Mz7w— best of jenna ortega 🕷️ (@ortegarchive) August 17, 2022
art definition: jenna ortega as wednesday,yes i got goosebumps right here. pic.twitter.com/czR6f5u3MK— mia (@dreamofupaulson) August 17, 2022
jenna ortega doing X, scream, the fallout and wednesday in a single year. pic.twitter.com/MkObFmypOd— harvee (@SLASHERDANCE) August 17, 2022
jenna ortega is the new horror IT girl pic.twitter.com/AAtjSl8mhp— best of jenna ortega (@jennasfiles) August 17, 2022
And Only 19
jenna ortega,, she’s an icon, she’s a legend and she is the moment pic.twitter.com/EBYfkP0I5C— cat.🦫 (@lordeonfilm) August 17, 2022
New Genre Dropped
jenna ortega in horror is my favorite genre. pic.twitter.com/UiXSlM2L10— ang (@miIeskamala) August 17, 2022