Netflix Wednesday faces backlash over Jenna Ortega’s Covid revelation about the dance scene

Netflix series Wednesday was criticized by fans after Jenna Ortega revealed she had Covid while filming her dance scene shown.

In the fourth episode, titled “Woe What a Night,” Ortega’s Wednesday Addams invites her love Xavier (Percy Hynes White) to their school’s rave’n dance.

While The Cramp’s 1981 single “Goo Goo Muck” is played during the nightly event, Wednesday treats Xavier to an eccentric, choreographed dance routine.

Speak with NME About the scene — which has since gone viral and even trended on TikTok — Ortega revealed that she actually “choreographed it herself.”

“I’m not a dancer and I’m sure that’s obvious,” she added, explaining, “I had gotten the song about a week before and I just pulled out of everything I could… it’s crazy because of it.” my first day with was covid so it was awful to film.”

Ortega recalled having “body aches” and a sore throat while “they put me on meds between shots because we were waiting for the positive results.”

Wednesdays Production company MGM told the publication that “strict Covid protocols were followed and the production removed Jenna from the set once the positive test was confirmed.”

However, many fans have still expressed their disapproval of the 20-year-old actor filming the scene involving Covid, with one claiming it was “dangerous, unethical and extremely selfish”, “both on her part and on her part.” of directors and producers”.

Jenna Ortega in “Wednesday”


“There is absolutely no positive way to shoot an actress knowingly exposing hundreds of cast and crew members to Covid,” they tweeted.

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“That’s a bad thing, isn’t it?” a second questioned. “We can all agree that this is not a ‘hang on’ moment, but a ‘why the hell wasn’t she sent home, she could get terribly sick or infect others’.”

The Independent has contacted the Netflix and Ortega representative for further comment.

Wednesday based on the characters of the Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams, it follows Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities, avoid a killing spree and solve a 25-year-old mystery involving her parents.

Following Wednesdays With the release at the end of November, the series has already set a surprising Rotten Tomatoes milestone.

The Independent‘s Jacob Stolworthy, meanwhile, has argued that the series’ success could land Netflix in trouble down the road. Netflix Wednesday faces backlash over Jenna Ortega’s Covid revelation about the dance scene


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