In two days she learned to dance, dance, dance with her hands.
Jenna Ortega revealed Friday while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that it took her two days to choreograph her now-viral dance from the Netflix series Wednesday.
“[Director Tim Burton] came to my trailer about two days before we started shooting and said, ‘Hey Jenna, so I know you said you wanted to choreograph this yourself,'” said Ortega, 20. “He said, ‘I know you did understood, you worked on it, I’m not even worried about it. I trust you.’ And I said, ‘Oh, yes. You know, it’s all so good.’”
The dance appears in the Addams family spin-off, in which the “Scream” star – while deadpanning – dances to the 1981 Cramps hit “Goo Goo Muck.”
According to Ortega, there was only one misstep.
“I wasn’t into that at all,” Ortega admitted. “I played cello this week, fencing this week. I just didn’t have time… oh my god, I kicked myself. I felt like an idiot.”
Ortega then revealed that she “just looked at everything I could get my hands on” for inspiration for the dance.
“I’m not a dancer. I don’t do any of this. I have no experience in this field,” Ortega said. “I haven’t slept in two days. I was watching videos of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Denis Lavant in Beau Travail. I found archive footage of goth kids dancing in clubs in the 80’s. Lena Lovich. Nina Hagen. And then, that day, I was like, ‘Okay, let’s see what happens.'”
Ortega also revealed that she wanted to incorporate certain things into her dance, including a small tribute to Lisa Loring – the first Wednesday Addams – within the dance.
The dance has since exploded on TikTok as the latest trend, with creators using the choreography instead of the original sound, users have used Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary.”
Gaga herself even joined the trend and filmed herself dancing to her own song – the video has since racked up 10.8 million views.
Ortega also revealed that she also tested positive for COVID-19 while filming the now iconic scene.
“Netflix, they said to me, ‘Oh, you know Jenna, this is going to be a thing on TikTok.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, whatever,'” Ortega joked. “I figured, you know, they’re excited. They are being hyped. And then they were right.”
“Wednesday” is currently streaming on Netflix.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/18/jenna-ortega-choreographed-viral-wednesday-dance-in-two-days/ Jenna Ortega choreographed the viral “Wednesdays” dance in two days