Jenna Ortega is perhaps the most widely-known actor in the horror genre of recent times. She started her acting career as a child actor in a CW comedy-drama, Jane The Virgin, She played the role of the younger version of Jane. The 20-year-old actor came to prominence with her role on Netflix in which she played the role of Wednesday Addams.

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Jenna Ortega

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Jenna Ortega has also been associated with multiple movies and TV shows like- Scream, The Fallout, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, You, Yes Day, and Iron Man 3. The actor was present on the special segment of Variety named Actors On Actors along with The Great’s actor Elle Fanning.

Jenna Ortega Finds Social Media Very Scary

Recently, during a special segment of the famous media outlet, Variety, the 20-year-old actor spoke about the biased behavior of Hollywood towards great fan following on social media. She was present along with actor Elle Fanning for the Actors On Actors segment of Variety. 

The 25-year-old Elle Fanning played the role of Catherine the Great on Hulu’s The Great and Jenna Ortega is associated with one of the trending shows on Netflix, Wednesday, and played the titular role. During their appearance on the special segment of Variety, the actor duo had spoken about adulthood and the impact of social media on life. While talking about how the number of followers on social media affects the actor’s professional career, Jenna Ortega went on to mention-

Even after shooting “Wednesday,” when I was auditioning, they would come to my team: “We like her, but we just don’t know if she has enough of a name.” And social media, what it does to anyone our age, it’s such a comparing game. It influences bandwagon mentality. It’s very manipulative. After the show, I’m really nervous to post or even say anything on there or even be myself because I feel like…”

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Jenna Ortega

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The All The Bright Places actor, even added- “It could be misinterpreted.”

Jenna Ortega even spoke about her sarcastic behavior and how easily it can be misinterpreted by social media.

“Because I naturally tend to be sarcastic or dry, it’s very easy for me to find myself in trouble. I want people to be able to get to know the people behind the camera and realize that people should never be put on a pedestal.”

Both Jenna Ortega and Elle Fanning think that social media can be a tricky platform as people are maximum times misunderstood and misinterpreted instead of being understood.

Jenna Ortega Never Wanted To Be A People Pleaser

Netflix’s Wednesday was an instant hit. It was based on the 1991 release of The Addams Family. The titular role was played by the 20-year-old American actor Jenna Ortega. Hardly anyone knows that Jenna Ortega is not a people pleaser as she made sure her voice was heard despite the backlash from the critics. Recently, during a roundtable discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor confessed how she had to speak up for the alterations that were required for her role. Jenna Ortega mentioned-

“I think that because I’m someone who is very opinionated or because I know what it’s like to be a people pleaser in this industry, and I know how unhappy or how frustrating it’s been in the past. When I went into Wednesday, I really put my foot down and made it clear that everything that I had to say mattered and was heard.”

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday

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She went on to talk about the times when she was underestimated for her ideas in the entertainment industry. Jenna Ortega confessed-

“I’ve had experiences in TV where I felt my voice wasn’t heard, that I was meant to be a puppet. I’ve been told on sets, ‘You wouldn’t know because you’re not a writer,’ or, ‘Just shut up and do your job.’ From 12 years old, I’ve been hearing things like that,” 

Jenna Ortega made headlines when she revealed that she would change the script lines of Wednesday. Her decision was she was criticized by the critics, but a few supported her too.

Source: Variety

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