It's shocking to know that our favorite actors live very human lives like we all do. Beneath the glitz and glamour that Hollywood creates, there's a very dark secret that we can all relate to: actors tend to be overworked. Even someone as successful as Jenna Ortega can be put on the spot and feel the pressure from filming her scenes for Wednesday. And this is exactly what Ortega opened up to recently.
Why Did Jenna Ortega Cry a Lot During Wednesday Filming?
In a recent Netflix in Hollywood Q&A Panel, Ortega was asked about her experience while filming Wednesday. The 20-year-old actress revealed to Variety that she had a full schedule while filming the show.
Aside from filming and memorizing her lines, Ortega had to undergo several classes like German lessons, canoeing, cello, and dancing. Even though her cello and fencing classes started several months before filming began, these continued while they were in production.
"I did not get any sleep. I pulled my hair out. There's so many FaceTime calls that my dad answered of me hysterically crying."
"It was show up to set two hours early, do that 12-14 hour day, then go home and then get on a Zoom and have whatever lesson that I had. Or show up to my apartment, my cello teacher was already waiting for me. It was just constantly going, and if you could on a weekend if we weren't shooting the sixth day that week, it was 'all right, well then, we'll get your lessons in on that day.'"
Jenna Ortega Learned to Play a Cello Piece Meant for Two Cellists
In particular, the cello piece, Paint It Black, took a toll on the actress since it was intended to be played by a couple of cellists. Ortega pressured herself to learn the piece and play it solo so seh won't be letting down cellists who will be watching the show.
"I didn't know where my hands were even supposed to go and then I had to make two cellos come out of one cello, which was ridiculous."
Thankfully, she had the guidance of director and producer Tim Burton, who told her not to worry and that she was "going to do great. It's gonna look great."
And when filming started running out of time, Ortega revealed that the producers used stunt doubles or cello doubles so they could film her hands.
Let's not forget-- she also revealed the iconic Wednesday dance scene while she was sick with COVID-19. Hopefully, her scenes for Wednesday Season 2 won't be as painstaking for her.
What Is Wednesday Season 2 Production Status?
Right now, there's no word on what Wednesday Season 2's productions status is. But the show got the green light in January 6, 2023. This puts a top to the rumors that Wednesday Season 2 will not be released on Netflix. It is, after all, one of the biggest shows on the streaming platform.
You can watch the announcement here:
We'll update this post once a release date for Wednesday Season 2 has been announced.