The Addams Family star Christina Ricci commends Jenna Ortega’s take on Wednesday Addams. The upcoming Netflix show Wednesday is directed by renowned filmmaker Tim Burton.
Christina Ricci on Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Ricci will appear in Wednesday in an unspecified role. She discussed her experience during their filming in an interview with Variety:
“It’s super fun. I loved working with Tim. I worked with Gwendolyn Christie, it was amazing. And Jenna is incredible. I saw some of the wardrobe photos before I went, so I knew, and I was like, it’s such a great modern take on Wednesday. It’s so true tonally to the heart and soul of, but it’s incredibly modern, and it’s great,” said Ricci.
The actress played the same role in the 1991 adaptation of The Addams Family directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Ricci reprised the role in the 1993 sequel entitled, Addams Family Values. There are many other adaptations of The Addams Family, including Lisa Loring as the original Wednesday Addams in the ABC television series (1964-1966).
Paramount Pictures initially approached Tim Burton to direct the 1991 movie but refused the offer to focus on Batman Returns for Warner Bros. Pictures.
What We Know About The Upcoming Netflix Show
Jenna Ortega is known for her role as Tara Carpenter in the 2022 horror film, Scream. She will be portraying a teen version of the character who navigates life as a high school student. The entire Addams family will also appear, including Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luiz Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams.
There is no specific release date announced so far, but Netflix is looking to premiere the show by the fourth quarter of the current year, possibly around the Halloween season. A teaser trailer was posted earlier showing the first official look of Jenna Ortega as Wednesday.