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    “I Pulled My Hair Out”: Jenna Ortega Recalls Harsh ‘Wednesday’ Filming Schedule

    Jenna Ortega is one of those actresses who achieved global stardom at a very young age. The 20-year-old actress has acted in several successful films and shows like ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘You’, ‘Scream’ and ‘X.’ Her breakthrough came with the portrayal of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday.’

    In a recent interview, Ortega talked about the rigorous shooting schedule of the popular horror series. She stated that she wasn’t getting sufficient sleep and she pulled her hair out once. So let’s find out in detail about this and what Ortega said. Keep reading to know more.

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    Jenna Ortega Opens Up About The Shooting Schedule Of ‘Wednesday’

    A scene from 'Wednesday'
    A scene from ‘Wednesday’

    Jenna Ortega achieved global stardom with her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s ‘Wednesday‘. However, the rigorous shooting schedule of the series took a toll on her mind and body.

    On Thursday, the young actress talked about her experience in a Netflix-hosted Q&A panel. “It was show up to set two hours early, do that 12-14 hour day, then go home and then get on a Zoom and have whatever lesson that I had“, she said.

    It was just constantly going, and if you could on a weekend, if we weren’t shooting the sixth day that week, it was ‘All right, well then, we’ll get your lessons in on that day.’”

    She further said that practicing cello for the role was particularly difficult for her. “I did not get any sleep. I pulled my hair out,” Ortega stated. “There’s so many FaceTime calls that my dad answered of me hysterically crying.”

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    ‘Wednesday’ Became An Instant Hit On Netflix


    Ortega also revealed last year that she had COVID while filming a dance sequence in the series that became popular and viral. The first eight-episode series chronicles Wednesday Addams from the Addams family as she solves a murder mystery.

    It premiered on November 23 and became instantly popular on the streamer. The series received over 341 million hours of views in its first week, breaking the record of ‘Stranger Things 4‘ at 335 million.

    It received critical acclaim with particular praise for Ortega’s performance. Last month, it was announced that the series has been renewed for a second season.

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