Wednesday star Jenna Ortega recalls performing “autopsies” on small animals when she was young

Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega has recalled performing autopsies on “small” dead animals when she was growing up.

Ortega made her debut as a gothic teenage girl character – made famous by Christina Ricci – in Tim Burton’s Netflix series Wednesday.

Wednesday was released on Wednesday (November 23), to mixed reviews from critics and fans. You can read The Independent‘s two-star review of the series here.

Ortega, 20, spoke about their friendship with Dancing Moms star Maddie Ziegler in a recent appearance Wired‘s Autocomplete Interview series.

“She was someone I clicked with immediately. We have a movie called Failure a few years ago, and I feel like Maddie and I are the same person in different fonts,” he said.

That Scream The actor continued, “She’s such a weirdo and I’m a weirdo in the way I used to do autopsies on small animals when I was younger.

“Little lizards I found dead in my garden. She’s a lunatic in the sense that she breaks into characters or moves or pulls faces.”

Ortega, who also starred in the Netflix hit series You opposite Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti, went on to praise Ziegler’s “comedic timing” and said that they “had a good time” and were “really weird together.”

Ortega plays the role of Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton’s recently released series, in which the character is enrolled in a supernatural boarding school full of secrets.

Wednesday can be streamed on Netflix. Wednesday star Jenna Ortega recalls performing “autopsies” on small animals when she was young


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