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Wednesday Addams is a ‘creepy little freak” according to Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega discusses the legacy and impact of Wednesday Addams

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The Addams Family are iconic characters in the realm of pop culture, so you can imagine the excitement fans of the original had when they heard there would be a new Netflix series focusing on one of the most favorable personalities, Wednesday. What was perhaps not expected was just how popular the new show would become. Although, Jenna Ortega, who plays the titular character, may have already had an idea of how beloved the character was.

During an appearance at New York Comic Con, Jenna Ortega, who appeared in the Scream franchise and will star in the upcoming fantasy horror movie Beetlejuice 2, discussed the impact Wednesday Addams has had on audiences.

"She's a creepy, little freak," stated Ortega. "But her impact is absolutely unparalleled. I've never seen a normal person bring a group together like this, and create a family like this, and create a legacy like this, and that's just a testament that we need weirdos in the world, and they're what make the world go around."

You can watch the full video below:

Cover image for YouTube videoJenna Ortega talks being weird and Netflix's #wednesday

Love Wednesday and want more creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky content? Check out the full panel from New York Comic Con here ahead of season 2.

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Veronica Valencia is a Popverse video producer. She has written for Crunchyroll, hosted the Anime Expo live stream, managed the English dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, and appeared on Maria Menounos’s Afterbuzz TV, where she hosted and produced multiple after-show discussion panels.