Jenna Ortegatube star netflix series “Wednesday,” was slammed by a veteran Hollywood producer and filmmaker Steven DeKnight for his behavior on set. DeKnight took to Twitter to condemn Ortega’s behavior, which was revealed during an appearance on Armchair Expert Podcast by Dax Shepard.
Ortega admitted to changing lines in the script and behaving unprofessionally on set, actions DeKnight called “permissible” and “beyond toxic”.
DeKnightwho has worked on hit shows such as “Daredevil” And “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” said that while he enjoys “talking with actors about their lines/stories”, sometimes the stars “don’t have the full footage (on TV) of where the story takes place and why certain lines are necessary for the whole to make sense”. He also blamed Ortega’s age for her actions, but said she “should” be aware of how things work.
Ortega, who is 20, admitted on the podcast that she “put her foot down” on set, bordering on being “unprofessional” for the sake of her Addams Family character, which she was “very protective”.
She said her character taking part in a “love triangle” made “no sense”, and she repeatedly told writers “No” to plot points – even sometimes “changing lines” herself in the scenario. She even went so far as to admit that she was mostly dissatisfied with her performance.
The series has been renewed for a second season.
Despite Ortegahis behavior, “Wednesday” was a huge success for netflix. It quickly became the streaming giant’s second-biggest English-language show of all time, racking up 1.02 billion hours of viewing in the three weeks since its November 16 debut, with more than 150 million households watching. are watching.
However, the show’s popularity did not deter its producers from working with Ortega again. Not only will Ortega star in a second season on Wednesday, but she’ll also serve as an executive producer herself.
In the end, Ortega’s on-set behavior may not have been professional, but that didn’t hurt “Wednesday’s” success. It will be interesting to see how her role as executive producer affects the creative process for the second season.