Actress Jenna Ortega shared the behind-the-scenes moments of her viral Wednesday dance. The actress is gaining a lot of appreciation for her recent portrayal of Wednesday Adams on the Netflix series ‘Wednesday’. Ortega’s viral dance created a lot of buzz about the show. Wednesday became one of the most popular shows streaming on Netflix. On December 16, she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she talked about what was going on while shooting this viral moment.
Jenna Ortega said she wanted to choreograph the dance herself
On December 16, the 20-year-old appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She talked behind the scenes about the viral moments with the host Jimmy Fallon.
The actress said, “Initially, they wanted a flash mob, but I thought, no, there’s no way Wednesday would be cool with dancing and encouraging a bunch of people. The director, Tim Burton, and I talked about it a little bit, and he said, ‘Yeah, let’s not do a circle. Let’s have it be her own thing.'”
Later on, she continues, “A week before we shot the dance, he chose the  song ‘Goo Goo Muck’ by The Cramps. And The Cramps is one of my favorite bands ever, so I was super excited, super pumped.”
Ortega then revealed that she wanted to choreograph the dance herself, “[Burton] was like, ‘I know you’ve got it. You’ve been working on it. I’m not even worried about it. I trust you.’ And I said, ‘Oh, yeah, you know, it’s all so good.'”
However, there is one problem as the actress said, “I had not gone over it at all, Oh, my God. I was kicking myself. I felt like such a fool. I’m not a dancer. I don’t do any of that. I have no experience in that field. I didn’t sleep for two days.”
Talking about the preparation she watched the rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and also rock singers Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen. Moreover, she also watched “archival footage of goth kids dancing in clubs in the ’80s” and French actor Denis Lavant’s 1999 film Beau Travail.
She also gave tribute to the show’s other star Lisa Loring who also played the character of Wednesday at age 6 in the ’60s comedy series The Addams Family. Jenna said, “I did a little bit of her shuffle that she does. And, of course, they cut out of camera when I did do it, but it’s there, I know it is.”
Wednesday is currently streaming on Netflix.
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