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Wednesday Addams is featured in this new preview | Digital Trends Spanish


For the adult fans of The Addams Familythe vast majority probably know Wednesday Addams from Christina Ricci’s indelible performance in two different addams family movies. Fortunately, Ricci has a role in the upcoming Netflix spinoff series, wednesday. However, the lead role now belongs to emerging scream queen Jenna Ortega. In a new feature film for the program, Ortega and the creative team at Wednesday they highlight his version of the main character.

Wednesday Addams | Inside the Character | Netflix

The key starting point of the Addams Family lore is that Wednesday is presented as a high school student in this incarnation. She’s older, and she still has a taste for the macabre. But Ortega intentionally plays up a hint of social anxiety around her classmates. She doesn’t lack confidence or her trademark dry sense of humor. Regardless, she’s not quite ready to enter the world of Nevermore Academy.

Ortega notes that he trained in cello and fencing to convincingly portray Wednesday’s extracurricular activities on screen. Director Tim Burton and executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar also praise Ortega’s performance and what he brings to the main character. Ricci may still be the crowd favorite on Wednesday, but we suspect Ortega will have plenty of converts by the time this show is over.

It just wouldn’t be a series Addams family without the royal family. That’s why Wednesday also features Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Isaac Ordóñez as Pugsley Addams, George Burcea as Lurch, and Victor Dorobantu as Thing.

Other cast members include Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, and Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems.

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