AceShowbiz - Jenna Ortega says her real-life self is similar to her "Wednesday" character. Playing Wednesday Addams in the new Netflix series, "Wednesday", the 20-year-old actress admits to having a similar sense of humour to her on-screen character.
"People have been telling me I look like her since I was six years old. And I have a pretty dark sense of humour!" she shared. However, Jenna still needed to make some adjustments in order to play Wednesday.
She told PEOPLE, "I had to do things a bit different with my physicality and the way I carried myself. She almost has a social awkwardness. So when she does toxic, manipulative things, you know it's not coming out of malicious intent."
Jenna has also heaped praise on co-star Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the "Addams Family" movies in the early 90s. She explained, "It was really intimidating because I have so much respect for her as an actress, and being dressed up how she was 30 years ago, it was a little awkward. But I felt safe with her on set almost immediately. She was really sweet about it, and such a generous actress."
Jenna recently revealed that she never asked Christina for any advice on the set of "Wednesday". The actress resisted the temptation to turn to her co-star - who plays an entirely new role in the series - for some tips.
She explained, "I think when [Christina] was on set, neither one of us said Wednesday once to each other. I don't think she wanted to get in the way of my performance and feel like she was overbearing."
Jenna admitted that she didn't "want to be too much like [Christina]" with her portrayal of Wednesday. The actress said, "I felt like I didn't want to pull up something that she did 30 years ago. For the sake of my own benefit, but two, yeah, I didn't want to rip her off and I didn't want to be too much like her."