“Jenna is mine people back off”: Fans EXCITED as Jenna Ortega Set to Host the SNL on March 11, with Musical Guest The 1975

“Jenna is mine people back off”: Fans EXCITED as Jenna Ortega Set to Host the SNL on March 11, with Musical Guest The 1975
Featured Video

Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega has been confirmed to host the upcoming Saturday Night Live episode, alongside rock band The 1975 on their second-time appearance on the show as musical guest. The breakout Netflix star rose to fame for her role of Wednesday Addams, the macabre anti-hero created by Charles Addams. She is also known for her role in Scream VI.

Advertisement
Jenna Ortega Wednesday
Jenna Ortega will host Saturday Night Live on March 11

Ortega’s first live SNL gig will test her hosting skills. Many celebrities who appeared on the show usually deliver the most iconic speeches in the most entertaining way. Known for her dry and dark sense of humor, Ortega will certainly leave a mark. Other personalities gracing the SNL next month include Super Bowl winner Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and musician Kelsea Ballerini.

RELATED: Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega Was “Hysterically Crying” Because of Netflix: “I didn’t get any sleep. Pulled my hair out”

Advertisement

Jenna Ortega On Her Rise To Stardom And Playing Wednesday Addams

Jenna Ortega is indeed a new force to reckon with. Her role as Wednesday Addams shook the Netflix world and, for several weeks, snippets of her iconic ballroom dance scene were all over TikTok and other social media platforms. Fans also joined the trend and started posting their own versions. Even superstar Lady Gaga recreated Ortega’s choreography.

When interviewed by People about playing Wednesday Addams, Ortega said:

People have been telling me I look like her since I was six years old. And I have a pretty dark sense of humor!

She also talked about the preparation she made to fully embody the uniqueness of the character.

Advertisement

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.”

Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams

Christina Ricci, who played the same character in the 1991 film, also starred in the series. Ortega shared her sentiments playing alongside the actress.

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.”

Ortega has been in the entertainment industry since she was a child. Despite the experiences, the actress revealed she is still very critical of herself.

I don’t always watch what I’ve done. I’m hyper-critical of myself and it’s almost like if I watch myself, it destroys my self-esteem!

With all the success and exciting projects she receives, Ortega remains grateful and humble. The actress shares that she is looking forward to her future career. When asked what was next for her, she graciously answered that she had no idea.

Advertisement

RELATED: “There’s so much I could’ve done”: Jenna Ortega Regrets She Didn’t Put in More Effort in Viral Wednesday Dance Scene

Fans Express Excitement Over Jenna Ortega’s SNL Hosting Debut

Jenna Ortega Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Fans are ecstatic after SNL’s announcement of its hosts and musical guest. Ortega’s avid supporters took their excitement on Twitter for the star’s upcoming hosting stint. Check out their tweets below:

Advertisement

Advertisement

It is impossible to scroll on social media and not see any clips of Ortega’s iconic dance move or snippets from the Wednesday series. The magnitude of the show’s success proves that Ortega’s charm and influence, especially in the youth, is here to stay for the long run.

Catch Jenna Ortega on Saturday Night Live this March 11.

Advertisement

Source: People

RELATED: “I literally hate myself”: Jenna Ortega’s Act of War Against Netflix, Refused To Say a Line as It Made Wednesday Sound ‘Cringe’

Advertisement
Avatar

Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 1923

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.