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Jenna Ortega says they’re ‘ditching any romantic love interest’ in Wednesday season two

Stewart Perrie

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Jenna Ortega says they’re ‘ditching any romantic love interest’ in Wednesday season two

If you were one of the viewers who complained about the romantic elements in Netflix's Wednesday series then, boy, do we have news for you.

It seems like the second instalment of the hit TV series will be moving away from the lovey-dovey plot lines and get back to the horror.

Jenna Ortega, the actor who brought Wednesday Addams to life, has revealed how they are treating the second season.

The 20-year-old is taking a more prominent role in the making of the show and revealed in Variety's Actors on Actors series that she takes the responsibility very seriously.



"This is my first time [as a produer]," she explained to Elle Fanning.

"It was a natural progression. With a character like Wednesday, who is so beloved, I didn’t want to get her wrong.

"So I tried to have as many conversations as possible with the writers.


"We’d decide what works and what doesn’t. In preparation for a second season, we wanted to make sure that we could start the conversations earlier.

"I’m just so curious: I want to see the outfits, new characters, scripts. It’s your first time producing a television series as well."

One of those conversations was highlighting the stuff that did well in the first season and getting rid of what didn't.

"We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror more," she said.


"We’re ditching any romantic love interest, which is really great.

"We’re going to get bolder, more dark. I’ve never had to do a serious period piece before."

This isn't the first time Ortega has teased that Wednesday will be getting darker.

Ortega in Wednesday. Credit: Netflix
Ortega in Wednesday. Credit: Netflix

In December last year, when the show was on everyone's lips, she told Entertainment Tonight that she reckons she could take her character even further.

Wednesday Addams always has a bleak, dry and ominous outlook on everything.

She doesn't mince her words and she delights in the morbid things in life.

But Ortega reckons she could really up the ante.


"I kind of want her to be darker," she explained to ET.

"I want her to get more in the nitty-gritty of things and not play things so safe, because there are a lot of lines about her saving the school and doing whatever, but for me, her main drive with the monster is of a competitiveness.

"Kind of, 'Man, how's this guy doing this?'

"I think I want it to continue down an antihero stream rather than a typical hero."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Jenna Ortega, Netflix, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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