What Christina Ricci Really Thinks About Jenna Ortega
Christina Ricci is known for her breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film “The Addams Family.” According to Rush, the actor was just ten years old when she played the creepy eldest daughter of the Addams Family. Her performance in that film has lived on for decades and the role changed her life.
“Those movies have clearly had the biggest impact on my career and life,” Rucci said during an interview with the AV Club (via Bustle). “I spent a lot of my childhood working on them and promoting them, and I’ve talked about them for the rest of my life. They’re hugely important in my history.”
In February 2021, Netflix made a major announcement that they will be releasing a “Wednesday” series. The TV show has attracted producers from previous “Addams Family” films and is directed by the legendary Tim Burton, who previously worked with Ricci, per Teen Vogue† Per Deadline, Ricci will also appear in the upcoming “Wednesday” series. Die-hard fans raved about the highly anticipated show and wondered if Ricci would reprise her iconic role. But it looks like the actor is happy to pass the torch to rising star Jenna Ortega.
Christina Ricci thinks Jenna Ortega is ‘incredible’ as Wednesday Addams
During a recent interview with People, Christina Ricci gushed about Jenna Ortega’s involvement as Wednesday Addams in the new Netflix series. “I saw some of the wardrobe photos before going [to set] so i knew [what she looked like in character] and I was like, it’s such a great modern take on Wednesday,” she told the outlet. The “Yellowjackets” star also described the Ortega as “unbelievable,” watching her closely during filming. “It’s so tonal for the heart and soul of [the original]but then it’s incredibly modern and it’s great,” added Ricci.
According to Weekly entertainmentNetflix has done great to reveal van Ortega as Wednesday Addams and viewers got excited about the rising actor’s upcoming appearance on the series. Unlike the previous remakes, this particular spin-off will focus primarily on Wednesday’s life and will dig deeper into her as an individual, per DigitalSpy†
“She’s been played to perfection in the past, so I can’t do better,” Ortega . said Additional† “I’ve really worked on not scamming anyone and creating my own thing.” While the “You” actor is working on creating her own legacy with Wednesday, fans were also excited to discover that Ricci will also become a regular series.
Christina Ricci to star in the Netflix series
According to e! News, Christina Ricci will star in the upcoming “Wednesday” series, but her role in the show has not been disclosed. The outlet reported that the “Distorted” star will be playing a whole new character, which will of course have viewers on the edge of their seats. While it’s unclear if Ricci was cast at the start of the series, her fans did put out a petition calling for her involvement in “Wednesday.” Deadline† Either way, Ricci is just as excited to return to the franchise after more than three decades.
“It’s super fun,” she said People† “I loved working with Tim [Burton]† I’ve worked with Gwendolyn Christie, it’s been great.”
According to Indie Wirethere’s still no official word on when the Netflix series will be released, but the outlet reported that it may be released sometime in the fall of 2022. In other news, Catherine Zeta-Jones will star as Morticia, Victor Dorobantu is slated to play Thing, George Burcea will be Lurch, Isaac Ordonez will play Pugsley and Luis Guzmán will appear as Gomez, per Elle†
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