Netflix’s new Addams Household sequence, “Wednesday,” starring Jenna Ortega, is sort of right here. On Oct. 8, Netflix unveiled the official trailer for the present at New York Comedian Con (NYCC), the place POPSUGAR was available, and it featured first glimpses at Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester and a much-anticipated first have a look at former Wednesday Addams star Christina Ricci in her brand-new, hush-hush function.
Earlier this 12 months, Ricci revealed to Selection that it has been a pleasure to observe Ortega step into her ’90s function on the set of “Wednesday.” “Jenna is unbelievable,” Ricci stated. “I noticed among the wardrobe images earlier than I went [to set] so I knew [what she looked like in character] and I used to be like, it is such an important trendy tackle Wednesday. It is so true tonally to the guts and soul of [the original], however then it is extremely trendy and it is nice.”
Though she’s not enjoying Wednesday, Ricci will seem in Netflix’s upcoming sequence. “It is tremendous enjoyable,” the “Yellowjackets” star advised Number of stepping again into the gothic world of the Addams Household. “I liked working with Tim [Burton]. I labored with [Gwendoline] Christie, it was superb.”
In a video Netflix launched on Oct. 19, director Tim Burton opened up about his relationship to the “Wednesday” sequence. “The Addams Household may be very symbolic of how I really feel about households,” he stated. “I imply, I feel all households are unusual. I significantly love Wednesday as a result of she shares my worldview on issues, and that was enjoyable to discover.” Ortega additionally mirrored on Burton within the clip, saying she’s a longtime fan. “I used to have constant desires about ‘Beetlejuice’ after I was youthful,” she stated, including that Burton was undoubtedly good for the job. “Goth involves him very naturally.”
Ortega beforehand opened up about collaborating with Burton in a January interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It has been fairly an insane expertise,” she advised the outlet. “I have been fortunate sufficient to get the chance to work with an iconic director who simply so occurs to be one of many sweetest administrators I’ve labored with, and in addition probably the most detail-oriented. To step into the footwear of anyone who’s a bit extra eccentric and scary has been actually thrilling for me, and undoubtedly a problem — particularly with such a beloved character, I actually need to care for her and do her justice.”
She additionally mentioned the strain of enjoying a personality who’s already so beloved. “The factor is, there are a number of totally different paths that anybody might have taken for this character,” Ortega defined. “We have by no means seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage lady, so a few of her harsh mannerisms could come off as hilarious when she’s youthful, however as you become older, how a lot of that may you get away with? Or how do you retain that on the forefront of her persona with out individuals rising to dislike her or discover her annoying? So simply attempting to stability that . . . I’ve by no means felt a lot strain on a job, and I am attempting to maintain my cool.”
The actor teased how totally different she appears as Wednesday in comparison with her normal self, saying: “I feel it is in all probability probably the most bodily transformation I’ve ever achieved; I lower my hair, and it is black, and mannerism-wise, talking cadence-wise, expression-wise, I am attempting to drag from a distinct toolbox this time round. I feel it is a shock to the viewers, however myself as nicely.”
Learn on for every thing we learn about “Wednesday,” together with the discharge date and behind-the-scenes movies of the sequence.
— Further reporting by Sabienna Bowman