Jenna Ortega Faces Challenges Despite Wednesday's Success

Jenna Ortega Shares Honest Insights on Social Media Struggles After 'Wednesday' Triumph. Get to Know Her Challenges, Success Stories, and What's Next in Hollywood. Stay Updated with iShook Daily!

Dec 26, 2023 - 13:02
Dec 26, 2023 - 13:02
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Jenna Ortega Faces Challenges Despite Wednesday's Success
Jenna Ortega Faces Challenges Despite Wednesday's Success

Jenna Ortega, a 21-year-old actress known for her role in the hit series Wednesday, recently shared her struggles with social media and how it affected her career. Despite her success in projects like Iron Man 3, Jane The Virgin, Scream, and You, Jenna faced skepticism from filmmakers due to her low social media popularity.

Wednesday, a supernatural comedy series on Netflix, became the second most-watched English language series within three weeks of its 2022 release. Despite this achievement, Jenna revealed in a Variety interview that casting directors expressed concerns about her "not having enough of a name" in the social media realm.

Jenna expressed her reservations about social media, calling it "manipulative" and highlighting its influence on casting decisions. The pressure to have a significant online following affected her auditions even after the success of Wednesday. In her own words, "It's such a comparing game."

The actress admitted feeling nervous about being herself on social media, fearing misinterpretation and the manipulative nature of online platforms.

Jenna Ortega's upcoming projects include the American drama film "Miller’s Girl," set for release on January 26, 2024. Fans can also anticipate the return of Wednesday for its second season in 2024, as Netflix responded to the show's success.

Despite the challenges, Jenna remains dedicated to her craft, with roles in Beetlejuice 2 alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, as well as projects like Death Of A Unicorn and Winter Spring, Summer, Or Fall.

Wednesday, the Netflix series, revolves around The Addams Family, with Jenna portraying Wednesday Addams. The show's success has paved the way for a second season and features a stellar cast, including Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, and more.

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