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8 Lesser Known Facts About 'Wednesday' Star Jenna Ortega

8 Lesser Known Facts About 'Wednesday' Star Jenna Ortega

Here's an extra fact, She was a longtime vegan but had to introduce meat in her diet because the show 'Wednesday' was being shot in Romania where it was difficult to find vegan food.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Jenna Ortega's portrayal of Wednesday Addams has taken the whole world by storm. From Wednesday Addams Cosplay to her dance scene becoming a TikTok trend, everything is helping her rise. The show Wednesday became Netflix's most-watched show of all time and Jenna's unique portrayal of the titular character helped the show reach great heights! You may have binged the show through and through and watched all her interviews but sorry to break it to you that there are many unknown facts about her, Did you know she has written a book already? Read on to know some lesser-known facts about Jenna Ortega.

She's Rumored To Be Joining The Cast of Daredevil  Revival

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The very popular television series Daredevil, formerly on Netflix is set to return, this time on Disney+, tentatively titled Daredevil: Born Again. The Original cast will reprise their roles in the new series along with some fresh additions to the list, and our girl Jenna Ortega is rumored to be among them. According to a report via Giant Freakin Robot.

Jenna Ortega Was in Iron Man 3 and Had a Small Role

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At the age of 11, Jenna Ortega had a supporting role in the MCU movie Iron Man 3 (2013). The actress appeared in a scene as the daughter of Vice President Rodriguez, who sides with the antagonist, Killian, just so that he can cure his daughter's disability. 

Jenna Learned To Play Cello for Wednesday's Character

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One of the many things that attracted the audience to the titular character of the show is her cello skills. In order to retain the authenticity of the character, actress Jenna Ortega learned to play the cello when she was cast as Wednesday. On top of this, she also learned how to fence, all for one series! Was that a fact tucked in another fact? I think it was!

She Used To Do Autopsies on Deceased Animal As a Kid

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Getty Images | Natasha Campos

Jenna actually made headlines when she mentioned this fact while promoting Wednesday. She said that she used to perform autopsies on the deceased animals she found in her backyard. Rest easy; she got to them only when they had passed away. 

She Never Talked To Christina Ricci About Playing Wednesday

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Fans of the Addams Family franchise know that Christina Ricci used to portray Wednesday Addams, and she has now returned to play the role of Marilyn Thornhill, a botany teacher at Nevermore Academy. Jenna Ortega specifically mentioned that she wanted her portrayal to differ from that of Ricci's. As per Entertainment Weekly, Jenna said that she didn't want to "rip her off."

Ortega voiced Disney's first ever-Latina princess in Elena of Avalor

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From 2016 to 2020, Jenna was the voice behind the beautiful Isabel in Elena of Avalor, which was an animated series that centered around Disney's first Latina princess. The princess was seen ruling over a beautiful Disney kingdom that was heavily inspired by Latin culture.

She's a Proud ambassador of UNAIDS

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UNAIDS

In honor of her late grandfather, who passed away from AIDS, Jenna decided to partner up with UNAIDS, a joint venture of the United Nations that bring together the resources of 11 UN organizations with ten ambitious goals, including preventing HIV among drug users and also working towards eliminating HIV infection among infants. 

She published her first book in 2021

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Amazon

Ortega's foray into book publishing happened recently. The book is a collection of personal stories and quotes and some excerpts from her life. She also takes this opportunity to talk about what it's like to be a Latina in Hollywood.

The world is ready to see more of Jenna Ortega, and she is ready to offer just that. We will see her superhero side soon in the coming MCU series, and if the reports floating around hold any truth, we will see her as White Tiger, a popular ally of Daredevil.