Jenna Ortega, best known for her role in the Netflix series ‘Wednesday,’ is making headlines for controversial reasons. The outstanding actress has gained media attention for her comments about the writing of her popular show. Jenna Ortega, who played the title character, Wednesday Addams, an OG Goth girl in the show, stated that she contributed to the show’s screenplay. However, Ortega’s remarks weren’t received well by Hollywood writers, and the actress is now facing widespread online backlash.
Many famous and talented Hollywood writers, clearly upset and offended by Jenna Ortega’s comments on ‘helping in improving the writing’ of her show, took to their official social media handles and criticized the actress. “Jenna Ortega better be back from New York for her afternoon shift on the picket line,” tweeted BoJack Horseman writer Nick Adams.
The Bear’s author, Karen Joseph, tweeted, “Rewriting is writing! Jenna, I’ll see you at the line.” According to Variety, House Party writer Brandon Cohen said bluntly, “Without writers, Jenna Ortega will have nothing to punch up!”
The Wednesday actor, who spoke on a March episode of the Armchair Podcast, talked up her experiences working on the Netflix show for the uninitiated. “There were times on set when I almost became unprofessional, where I just started changing lines.” The script supervisor assumed I was going to do something, and then I’d have to get down with the writers, who’d be like, ‘Wait, what happened to this scene?’ “And I’d have to explain why I couldn’t do certain things,” she said.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down on a set like I did on Wednesday.” Everything she did, everything I had to play, made no sense for her character at all. It made no sense for her to be in a love triangle. She responded, ‘Oh my God, I adore it,’ when she heard a phrase about a dress, she had to wear to a school dance. “Ugh, I can’t believe I said that” she further stated.