My name is Jenna Ortega
and this is the Wired Autocomplete Interview.
I'm very excited.
I love props.
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Is Jenna Ortega?
Is Jenna Ortega related to Gina Rodriguez?
People might be asking if I'm related to Gina
because I play the younger version of her
in Jane the Virgin.
It was one of the first jobs that I ever did.
And I also think people always love
when people see each other in projects that are related
and they're actually related.
It's like a nice fun fact.
I'm giving no one that satisfaction with this answer.
Is Jenna Ortega playing Wednesday Adams?
I actually am.
I've never played someone that has been portrayed before
and especially so flawlessly.
It's weird to do something
that people have already created expectations and ideas of
and still try to do something different
that doesn't stray too far from the character
but also puts her in a different world and atmosphere.
There's a lot of pressure, I think.
Is Jenna Ortega a Libra?
Yes, I am.
And that's about all I could tell you.
I don't know much about horoscopes
but living in LA I do know that I'm Libra
and I have been told, you're such a Libra.
And we're apparently really indecisive.
And I am.
Is Jenna Ortega and Maddie friends.
I'm assuming they're talking about
the beautiful wonderful baby angel face Maddie Ziegler.
And the answer is yes.
She's one of my greatest friends ever.
She was somebody that I instantly clicked with.
We did a movie called The Fallout a couple years back.
And I feel like Maddie
and I are the same person in different fonts.
She's such a weirdo
and I'm a weirdo in like the,
used to perform autopsies
on little animals when I was younger.
Like little lizards that I found
that were dead in my backyard.
She's weirdo in the sense that
she breaks out into characters or movements or make faces,
always comes into the perfect time.
Her comedic timing is so underappreciated.
She makes me laugh.
We have a good time.
We're really weird together.
Who is Jenna Ortega play in You?
I play Ellie and I'm obnoxious.
I'm in his business way too much.
I'm definitely an LA bitch.
She's also very creative and she's a bit of an artist
and I see directing in her future and she does as well.
Does Jenna Ortega do her own stunts?
Yes, I love to.
I deliver stunt coordinators such immense anxiety.
I will throw myself on the floor, off a wall.
I'll drive cars at 90 to a 100 miles per hour.
With stunt breaks that I've never used before in my life.
Why is Jenna Ortega in New Zealand?
Shooting that film, X
and I was there for maybe about three months.
I was only in the North Island.
We shot in Wellington.
I love that, I genuinely would move there.
I love their appreciation for their culture,
the Maori people
and how they make conscious effort to keep it alive.
And also some of the sweetest people I've ever met.
There's people that I met during that short shoot
that I still am in contact with to this day.
Does Jenna Ortega survive in X?
The movie's been out long enough.
I get a gunshot to the head.
Yeah, I just had to lay in the corner dead,
with a prosthetic on my face that gave me a cut.
And it was funny because when I met Tim Burton
for my Wednesday audition,
I had just finished doing that.
So I had stage blood, and glycerin sweat in my hair
and a massive cut on my face
and had been up for over 24 hours.
I got on the Zoom and he actually laughed.
It made me laugh.
I thought it was, I thought it was endearing.
What does Jenna Ortega look like now?
I look like Michael Kane in a Jenna Ortega scramble suit.
What is Jenna Ortega?
What is Jenna Ortega first movie?
It was a movie called Afterwards with Marcia Gay Harden
and she plays a suicidal librarian
who goes to Costa Rica
and she falls in love with a man there
who has a daughter and I am that daughter.
It also was my first time on a set.
So it's learning what a gaffer is and what a DP is
and what this color tape they put on the floor
is supposed to mean.
Oh, you want me to stand there?
You want me to do whatever?
I was just kind of the sponge.
I was just taking it all in for the first time.
What is Jenna Ortega.
This so mysterious,
I'm so anxious, I just wanna know.
What is Jenna Ortega new movie?
It could either be a film I did a couple months ago
called Finest Kind with actors,
Toby Wallace, Ben Foster, Tommy Lee Jones
or it could be the second installment
of the reboot of the Scream franchise Scream 6,
sixum is what I'm calling it.
And that will be out in March in theaters next year.
What is Jenna Ortega doing now?
This is what I'm doing right now.
I just finished a film in Atlanta called Miller's Girl
and yeah now I'm just promoting this,
this Netflix show.
It's called Wednesday.
Oh, it's such a cruel world.
How Jen Ortega.
How is Jen Ortega?
It's been a long time since someone asked me that.
It's, I just referred to myself as it,
I'm in a little bit of a better place
than I was in in the beginning of the year.
And that's a really wonderful feeling.
And I've recently worked on jobs
that I had very memorable experiences on.
So I'm very fortunate.
I'm a very privileged girl.
How can I meet Jenna Ortega?
I'm gonna a comic-con later.
This probably won't be out before then but,
I walk a lot.
Maybe I'll be on the street.
How did Jenna Ortega become an actress?
I begged my mom for years.
I first wanted to start acting when I was six years old.
My parents said no way in hell.
One day my mom got me this monologue book
that she got from Barnes and Nobles to shut me up,
like here play.
And I did a dramatic monologue for her
where I was hysterically crying
and she didn't know where I was coming from
or what I was talking about.
And I told her,
this is from the monologue book that you got me.
This is what you told me to do.
She had me do it again
and she put it on her Facebook
and put ah, my little drama queen, whatever.
And I guess an old friend of hers from high school
was good friends with a casting director.
So she said, Okay, just for a little bit.
And now I'm 20 years old
and I've been doing it for over half of my life.
How old was Jenna Ortega in Stuck in the Middle?
I was 12, I wanna say.
And I finished it when I was 16.
It doesn't even feel like it was a part of my lifetime.
I feel like I'm a different person every day
but definitely every two years it's a entire shift.
Something that my friends even acknowledge
where my music taste is different, style, whatever.
How tall is Jenna Ortega?
I'm six foot four.
I've got my head in the clouds.
No, I'm actually,
I'm five foot one or maybe a touch less.
But I think that's what I am
that's what I say.
Is Jenna Ortega vegan?
I was vegan for a really long time
but I stopped being vegan
when I went to Romania to shoot Wednesday actually
because the food is very different there
and I don't think that I was meeting
my nutrition requirements
so I started eating fish again.
So I'm currently pescatarian.
Can Jenna Ortega sing?
I've sang for jobs before in the past
and I'm happy to
but I would never wanna make a career out of it.
I would love to be a musical composer.
I'd love to put out neo composing albums
or things like that, very ambient noise.
Can Jenna Ortega play the cello?
Actually I learned to play the cello for Wednesday.
I started working on the cello about
two months before we started shooting.
I probably couldn't play too well now
just because I've been away from home so much working
and it is something that I want to continue to pursue.
I have immense respect for anybody who plays the cello.
I think it's such a delightful instrument.
Can Jenna Ortega dance?
If you want me to.
I'm not against it.
I love a good time.
I love to dance.
I love to go out and dance and do it with friends.
And as someone I love music.
I think there's so much to be found in music
and you learn a lot,
not only about your own personal taste
and how far you're willing to extend yourself
but then also about different cultures
and what is celebrated in other places in the world.
And I think that that's a really beautiful thing.
Is Jenny Ortega Kenny Ortega's daughter?
Kenny and I actually talked about this.
We met at an event a couple of years ago.
Kenny Ortega is an incredibly successful choreographer
and director and is very big in the musical scene.
I would love to be related to him.
I think we're making jokes about him possibly
being a cousin or an uncle.
But again, I only met him once
so I feel a little weird calling a stranger uncle.
This is definitely one of my preferred
methods of interviews, I think.
So thanks for asking
really weird and sometimes basic questions.