AceShowbiz - Jenna Ortega has shared more insights into the upcoming season 2 of "Wednesday". During her appearance on Variety's Actors on Actors, the 20-year-old revealed what fans can expect in the new season of the hit Netflix series.
Jenna, who plays Wednesday Addams on the supernatural comedy series, shared that season 2 will head in "a lot more bolder" and "dark" direction. "I just got a couple of the outlines for the first couple of episodes so it's still very much coming together and things like that," she told Elle Fanning.
"We've had a lot of conversations and I think we've decided things that we definitely want to enhance or dive a little bit deeper in…," Jenna shared, before Elle interjected, "Things that you, specifically, want to bring, too?"
Jenna, who also serves as producer in the sophomore season, replied, "Yeah, I think we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more because it is so lighthearted and I think a show like this, with vampires and werewolves and super powers, you don't want to take yourself too seriously." She further explained, "I think that we're kind of ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great."
In another interview, Jenna addressed her controversial comments regarding the writing on "Wednesday". "I'm someone who is very opinionated," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
"I know what it's like to be a people-pleaser in this industry, and I know how unhappy or how frustrating it's been in the past," she continued. "When I went into 'Wednesday', I really put my foot down and made it clear that everything that I had to say mattered and was heard."
Jenna previously faced backlash when she criticized the plot of "Wednesday", noting that she initially thought it would be set in a darker tone. "I don't think I've ever had to put my foot down more on a set in a way that I had to on 'Wednesday'," she shared on the "Armchair Expert" podcast. "Everything that Wednesday does, everything I had to play, did not make sense for her character at all."
"There were times on that set where I even became almost unprofessional in a sense where I just started changing lines," the Golden Globe nominee added. "The script supervisor thought I was going with something and then I had to sit down with the writers, and they'd be like, 'Wait, what happened to the scene?' And I'd have to go and explain why I couldn't go do certain things."