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Gina Ortega said she and Christina Ricci never compared their portrayal of Wednesday Addams on the set of new series

Gina Ortega said she and Christina Ricci never compared their portrayal of Wednesday Addams, even on the set of their new show based on the character.

Ortega sat down with another “Wednesday” star, Emma Myers, in an MTV News video released Friday to discuss the Netflix series. The show is a continuation of the world of The Addams Family, which began as a TV series in 1964. Ritchie played Wednesday in the 1991 film “The Addams Family” and its 1993 sequel “The Addams Family Values.”

When Myers asked Ortega if she would ask Richie’s advice on playing Wednesday, Ortega revealed that they had never spoken about the likable character.

“I think when she was on set, none of us said the word ‘Wed’ once to each other. I think she didn’t know to say anything to me because, what is she going to say or do? And I don’t think she wanted to get in the way of my performance.” I feel she was arrogant.”

Ortega also said that she did not want to dwell on Richie’s past and “remember something that I did 30 years ago” because she wanted her to take the character to be original. She added that the setting and characters in “Wednesday” provide a highlight.

“And I think, I mean, our show has superpowers and you know, outcasts and evil ghost pilgrims. So, they’re two completely different people, like, our Wednesdays, I think,” Ortega continued.

Richie seemed impressed with Ortega’s performance, telling Variety in June that the actress is “incredible” in the show. She plays a Nevermore Academy teacher named Marilyn Thornhill in the series and appears in all eight episodes of the first season of the show, per IMDB.

“Wednesday” also features Gwendolyn Christie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman.

Gina Ortega said she and Christina Ricci never compared their portrayal of Wednesday Addams on the set of new series
The cast of “Wednesday” at the show’s world premiere on November 16, 2022 in Los Angeles. 
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In his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on November 16, Ortega responded with praise, calling Richie a “sweetheart” who is “generous, professional, and impressive as an individual.” However, she admitted that her sense of humor may have stunned the “yellow vests” star.

“You know, I dress the way I did 30 years ago, and you’ll be able to watch me, but I know it’s Wednesday in my head, and I think, socially speaking, I can have a hard time connecting with it in my mind,” Ortega said. As a joke, I think I have a pretty dark sense of humor, and she’d say, ‘Ah, that’s dark…’

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