Self Wednesdaythe new series Netflix dedicated to the famous Addams family character, it has broken many of the platform’s records for a reason: everything is so well constructed and Jenna Ortega is amazing in her performance. It’s the teen drama, thriller and goth noir we deserved. Furthermore, the production was characterized by many anecdotes and curiositiesin full Wednesday Addams style, which one cannot but share.
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JENNA ORTEGA AND HER AUDITION COVERED IN BLOOD
What don’t you do to impress the director or creator of a series you want to play? It must have been the mantra of the actress who, to impress Tim Burton and Miles Millar, he saw fit to cover himself in fake blood during the first audition, done during a Zoom video call. Since Ortega got the part, I’d say it worked out very well. Scary, but effective.
THE SCENES WITH THE CELLO ARE NOT FAKE
No stunt double for our Jenna who, to best interpret Wednesday, decided to take cello lessons. He started 2 months before filming started and hasn’t stopped since the entire production of the series. He played, therefore, every single scene in which he plays. Have you discovered a new talent?
THE CORE DANCE SCENE IS INSPIRED BY SIOUXSIE SIOUX
As we know, the famous dance scene was embellished with a choreography designed by Jenna Ortega. To decide how to move, she was inspired by one of the symbolic singers of the English new wave, Siouxsie Sioux. It was she who said it in a tweet a few days ago. Judging by the hundreds of videos on TikTok, practically the whole world loves this new “dance style”.
WEDNESDAY’S WARDROBE IS UNIQUE
The work of the costume designers of the series was really valuable because they chose unique pieces from some high fashion brands to build Wednesday’s wardrobe. From the platform shoes of the uniform, through the cardigans to the tulle and organza dress for the prom. What to say? We have a new fashion icon in town!
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CHRISTINA RICCI AND JENNA ORTEGA FIRST MEET ON SET
To play Wednesday in the movies, The Addams Family, from the 90s there was Christina Ricci, that is the current Professor Thornhill. Ricci’s Wednesday is quite iconic like this Ortega, in order to be able to build the character as he wanted, decided to avoid meeting her before filming began. She didn’t want to be affected by it.
REFERENCES TO CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD
Those who are passionate about classic cinema could not fail to notice how the style of director Weems is virtually identical to that of Tippi Hendren ne Birds by Hitchcock. Another detail that makes this series special!
Source: Vanity Fair
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