Wednesday Addams is lastly getting her likelihood to shine! (Metaphorically, since she’s not a fan of the solar or the highlight.) Back in 2021, Netflix ordered an eight-episode sequence merely titled “Wednesday” primarily based on the eldest Addams youngster that options her as we have by no means seen her earlier than. Jenna Ortega will star as the title character. On June 6, Netflix launched the first teaser for the new sequence, exhibiting Ortega in her full Wednesday outfit, alongside Thing.

Back in January, Ortega opened up about engaged on the venture and collaborating with director Tim Burton. She informed The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s been fairly an insane expertise. I’ve been fortunate sufficient to get the alternative to work with an iconic director who simply so occurs to be one in every of the sweetest administrators I’ve labored with, and likewise the most detail-oriented.”

She defined, “To step into the sneakers of any person who’s a bit extra eccentric and horrifying has been actually thrilling for me, and undoubtedly a problem — particularly with such a beloved character, I actually wish to maintain her and do her justice.”

Ortega talked about the stress of taking part in a personality who’s already so beloved, explaining, “The factor is, there are a number of completely different paths that anybody might have taken for this character. We’ve by no means seen Wednesday Addams as a teenage woman, so a few of her harsh mannerisms might 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 at the forefront of her persona with out individuals rising to dislike her or discover her annoying? So simply making an attempt to stability that . . . I’ve by no means felt a lot stress on a job, and I’m making an attempt to maintain my cool.”

She additionally teased how completely different she appears to be like as Wednesday in comparison with her standard, bubbly self, saying, “I believe it is most likely the most bodily transformation I’ve ever finished; I reduce my hair, and it is black, and mannerism-wise, talking cadence-wise, expression-wise, I’m making an attempt to drag from a special toolbox this time round. I believe it is a shock to the viewers, however myself as properly.”

Read on for all the things we learn about “Wednesday.”

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