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Jenna Ortega & Elle Fanning Discuss 'Wednesday' Season 2, Auditioning Horror Stories, Disney's Media Training, Burnt Contacts on Set & More

Content warning: Jenna Ortega and Elle Fanning are opening up about their careers. The Wednesday star and the The Great star are among the stars in the Actors on Actors issue of Variety, out now. In their conversation, the two discussed their hit TV shows, social media, a

Jenna Ortega Gains Producer Credit, Teases Upcoming 'Wednesday' Season 2

Content warning: Jenna Ortega is opening up about season two of Wednesday in a couple of new interviews! The 20-year-old actress will not only be returning as the titular character in the next season of the Netflix hit, but she will also be signing on as a producer, a bum

Elle Fanning and Jenna Ortega — Actors on Actors (Full Conversation)

Elle Fanning, 25, and Jenna Ortega, 20, have learned a lot from their roles as Catherine the Great and Wednesday Addams (respectively). Hulu’s “The Great” and Netflix’s “Wednesday” have educated them about their craft as actors, but also about how producing can liberate them from toxic workplace dynamics. These former child stars let each other […]

Jenna Ortega Says ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Is ‘Ditching Any Romantic Love Interest’ and ‘Leaning Into Horror’ More

Jenna Ortega may already play the title role in “Wednesday,” but in Season 2, she’ll be taking even more ownership of the project. The 20-year-old star has been elevated to a producing role on the smash hit Netflix series, and during a conversation with Elle Fanning for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, she revealed some of […]

Jenna Ortega and Elle Fanning Share Tears and Laughs Over Bad Auditions, Being Child Stars and Social Media’s ‘Manipulative’ Dark Side

Elle Fanning, 25, and Jenna Ortega, 20, have learned a lot from their roles as Catherine the Great and Wednesday Addams (respectively). Hulu’s “The Great” and Netflix’s “Wednesday” have educated them about their craft as actors, but also about how producing can liberate them from toxic workplace dynamics. These former child stars let each other […]

“I’m Not Just Here to Smile”: Jenna Ortega, Elle Fanning and the THR Comedy Actress Roundtable

“My God, we are a breath of fresh, fabulous air,” declared Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph as she looked around the table at Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), Elle Fanning (The Great), Ayo Edebiri (The Bear), Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face) and Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs) — all gathered on a late April morning for THR’s annual Comedy […]

Jenna Ortega's Mom Shares Dangers Of Smoking After 'Wednesday' Star Was Seen Smoking

Content warning: Jenna Ortega is being called out by her own mother. After the Wednesday star was caught smoking while out with a friend recently, her mom, Natalie Ortega, responded in a subtle, yet pointed way – with memes. Keep reading to find out more… If you missed it

Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Season 18 Returns With Jenna Ortega, Jennifer Coolidge, Pedro Pascal, Katherine Heigl and More

Variety’s Actors on Actors series returns featuring the biggest stars in this year’s TV Emmys race for Season 18. The four episodes will debut on PBS SoCal on Thursday, June 15th starting at 8 p.m., followed by encores on KCET and public television stations across the country and the WORLD Channel (check local listings). All […]

‘The Witcher’ & ‘Wednesday’ Casting Director Sophie Holland Talks New Talent, Jenna Ortega & The “Schism” Brought About By The Self-Tape Controversy — Deadline Q&A

EXCLUSIVE: Sophie Holland has been among the UK’s busier casting directors in recent years. The London-based professional has worked on shows including The Witcher, Wednesday, You and The Continental, as well as upcoming movies such as Heads Of State with Priyanka Chopra and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice sequel. Set up seven years ago, her company Sophie […]

‘Beetlejuice 2’: Willem Dafoe Joins Jenna Ortega, Michael Keaton

Willem Dafoe is the latest bold-faced name to join the cast of Beetlejuice 2. The Warner Bros. feature began production this week with Tim Burton, who directed the original movie that was released in 1988, back in the director’s chair. Jenna Ortega is leading the cast with Michael Keaton reprising his role as the obnoxious ghost, […]

‘Beetlejuice 2’: Monica Bellucci Joins Jenna Ortega, Michael Keaton (Exclusive)

Monica Bellucci, currently on screens in the comedy Mafia Mamma, is in negotiations to join the cast of bold-faced names in Beetlejuice 2. Warner Bros. is in full-on casting mode as the feature goes before cameras this month, with Tim Burton, who directed the original movie that was released in 1988, back in the director’s […]

'Beetlejuice 2' Release Date Revealed, Justin Theroux Joins Cast!

Content warning: Beetlejuice 2 finally has a release date! Not much is known about the film, so we’re glad to finally be getting a little information! Keep reading to find out more… The sequel to Tim Burton‘s hit 1988 film will be hitting theaters next year, specifically,

‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Starring Michael Keaton and Jenna Ortega, to Hit Theaters in 2024

Whether or not you say his name three times, Beetlejuice is returning to movie theaters next year. Warner Bros. has announced that “Beetlejuice 2” will be released on the big screen on Sept. 6, 2024. It opens on the same day as Marvel’s “Blade,” a comic book adventure starring Mahershala Ali. Otherwise, there’s not much currently set […]

Jenna Ortega's Name Is Dragged Into Writers Strike Following Comments About Changing 'Wednesday' Script, & Fans Have Thoughts

Content warning: Jenna Ortega has found herself dragged into the writers strike in Hollywood. If you missed it, last year the 20-year-old Wednesday actress revealed that she “just started changing lines” in the popular Netflix show’s script. “The script supervisor thought

Janelle Monae Wore Lingerie to Her Met Gala After Party, Celebrated with Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & More (Inside Photos!)

Content warning: Janelle Monae kept the party going after the 2023 Met Gala by hosting the after party at the iconic Boom at The Standard, High Line. The 39-year-old entertainer stripped down to lingerie for her appearance at the after party on late Monday night (May 1) i

Jenna Ortega Does Wednesday Addams Proud at Met Gala 2023, Is Joined By Co-Star Christina Ricci

Content warning: Jenna Ortega wears an outfit that would make Wednesday Addams proud at the 2023 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) in New York City. The 20-year-old Wednesday actress wore a short black dress with pearl detailing, a long train and corset. She paired it with match

Wednesdays Jenna Ortega & Christina Ricci Attend Met Gala 2023

Content warning: Jenna Ortega and Christina Ricci were both spotted arriving at the 2023 Met Gala on Monday (May 1) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Wednesday co-stars and both Wednesday Addams actresses walked separately, showing off their differen

Striking Writers Mock ‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega

Snap-snap: Striking Hollywood writers are playfully mocking Wednesday star Jenna Ortega following her controversial comments about the writing on her Netflix hit. Ortega, who has earned plenty of critical and fandom praise for her deadpan portrayal of O.G. goth girl Wednesday Addams, previously made headlines for saying she helped improve the writing on her show. […]

Met Gala 2023: All the Stars in Thom Browne’s Class Photo (Exclusive)

Ahead of the Met Gala on Monday night, May 1, nine of designer Thom Browne’s A-list table guests gathered at the Pierre Hotel for a class photo, shared exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter. The starry group — looking bold and elegant in high-contrast, black-and-white looks designed by Browne and inspired by the Met Gala’s 2023 dress […]

Jenna Ortega Links Up With 'Wednesday' Co-Stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gwendoline Christie

Content warning: Jenna Ortega reunited with her Wednesday co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gwendoline Christie at the ATAS Official Event Photo Call at Hollywood Forever on Saturday (April 29) in Hollywood, Calif. The trio was joined by fellow co-star Luis Guzman at the

Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie & Catherine Zeta-Jones Join Forces for a 'Wednesday' Reunion!

Content warning: The cast of Wednesday is getting back together again! Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman attended the ATAS Official Event Photo Call at Hollywood Forever on Saturday (April 29) in Hollywood, Calif. The castmates – who

Jenna Ortega, Lexi Underwood, Lucy Hale & More Celebrate Gris Dior at Grey Zone Opening

Content warning: Jenna Ortega, Lexi Underwood and Lucy Hale joined several other celebs while stepping out at The Grey Zone Opening Party on Tuesday (April 11) in Los Angeles. The actresses were in attendance to celebrate the Gris Dior fragrance, for which the Wednesday s

Jenna Ortega & Thuso Mbedu Bring All The Stars To Dior's Grey Zone Pop Up Party

Content warning: Jenna Ortega and Thuso Mbedu hit the red carpet for the Dare In Gris Dior The Grey Zone Opening event on Tuesday night (April 11) in Los Angeles. The two actresses are faces for the Dare In Gris Dior campaign alongside Fai Khadra and Orelsan. Hannah Einbi

Dior’s Dior Gris Fragrance Makes Jenna Ortega Want to “Hug People”

To fete the unisex woody-floral Gris Dior fragrance, Dior has unveiled The Grey Zone, a pop-up discovery boutique and immersive art exhibition that debuted on April 11 at 8175 Melrose Ave. with a starry soiree and will be open to the public April 13-16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On hand for the opening party was Wednesday’s Jenna […]

Rising Stylists 2023: Jenna Ortega’s Gothic-Glam Guru, Ke Huy Quan’s Suit Master

Chloe Takayanagi The Los Angeles native got her start assisting veteran stylist Jeanne Yang, with whom she continues to work on looks for Simu Liu and Kumail Nanjiani. “Jeanne has taught me to be confident in my decisions and trust my instincts,” Takayanagi says of her mentor. For awards season, she went out on her […]

Jenna Ortega Reveals She Turned Down 'Wednesday' Multiple Times

Content warning: The more time goes by, the more we learn about the what went into making Wednesday! In a new interview, star Jenna Ortega shared that she actually turned down the project multiple times. What made her finally say yes? Tim Burton, of course. Learn more ins

Jenna Ortega Rejected ‘Wednesday’ Offers Because She ‘Wanted to Do Film,’ Says It’d Be Preferable if the Show Wasn’t a Massive Hit

Jenna Ortega keeps it brutally honest when it comes to discussing “Wednesday,” her smash hit Netflix series that ranks behind only “Stranger Things 4” as Netflix’s most-watched English-language series of all time. In a recent interview with The Times U.K., Ortega revealed she did not desperately want the role of Wednesday Addams. She even turned […]

Jenna Ortega Reunites with 'Wednesday' Co-Star Fred Armisen for 'SNL' Sketch

Content warning: Jenna Ortega made her Saturday Night Live over the weekend! The 20-year-old Scream VI star served as host on this past Saturday’s (March 11) episode, with The 1975 as the musical guest. During the episode, Jenna took part in a sketch with Fred Armisen, re

Jenna Ortega Talks Initially Passing on 'Wednesday' Offers, Reveals Why She Wasn't Interested & What Convinced Her to Sign On

Content warning: Jenna Ortega is so expertly cast as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s hit series that it’s impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. However, that was almost the case. The 20-year-old actress revealed in a recent interview that she initially passed on th

Jenna Ortega Originally Turned Down ‘Wednesday’ Because She Had Already ‘Done So Much TV’

Content warning: "I was scared that by signing on to another television show it could prevent me from doing other jobs I really wanted and cared about," the "Scream VI" star said.

Jenna Ortega on Why She Starred in ‘Wednesday’ After Passing a “Couple Times”

Jenna Ortega almost didn’t play Wednesday‘s titular character; the actress shared that she passed on the role several times before ultimately taking it. In a new interview published in The Sunday Times, the actress spoke about her career as a “scream queen,” why Hollywood loves seeing her soaked in blood, her “perfectionist” tendencies and what […]

Jenna Ortega Jokes About Her Horror Roles & Why She Decided to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Welcomes a Special Guest Onstage for Opening Monologue

Content warning: Jenna Ortega kicked off Saturday Night Live by revealing why she took on the hosting gig. The 20-year-old Wednesday actress is the youngest host of the season, and she kicked off the March 11 episode with a couple of jokes about her string of horror roles

Scream Queen Jenna Ortega Takes On ‘The Exorcist’ In ‘SNL’ Parody

Jenna Ortega is evidently a fan of horror movies. The star of the Scream franchise, whose latest sequel Scream VI came out this weekend, also starred in Ti West’s slasher film X, is well known for Netflix’s The Addams Family spinoff series Wednesday and is in talks to star in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2. During […]

Former Disney Star Jenna Ortega Remakes ‘The Parent Trap’ With Fred Armisen For ‘SNL’ Skit

Jenna Ortega could have starred in a remake of The Parent Trap. Ortega, who was a child actress and star of Disney Channel comedy Stuck in the Middle, did, however, give it a go on Saturday Night Live. She teamed with her Wednesday co-star Fred Armisen to read through the lines, while Bowen Yang directed. […]

‘SNL’ Host Jenna Ortega Joined By ‘Wednesday’ Co-Star Fred Armisen During Opening Monologue

Jenna Ortega took center stage at Saturday Night Live to remind folks that she’s only 20 and not the “dark and twisted” girl in real life that she plays in movies and in TV. “It’s been a crazy couple of years,” the star of Netflix’s Wednesday began. “I think there is something about my face […]

Oscars Mockery With Mike Tyson, Jamie Lee Curtis & George Santos Fizzles In ‘SNL’ Cold Open

It had to be the Academy Awards that got burned in tonight’s SNL cold open, didn’t it? But did it have to be this gammy cold open? “Last year’s Oscars had the slap, which was awesome, I mean bad, so bad,” said Heidi Gardner as “either Maria Menounos or Kit Hoover they haven’t told me […]

All 6 ‘Scream’ Movies Ranked, from The 1996 Original to ‘Scream VI’

Content warning: From the voice-changing lows of "Scream 3" to the high-rise horror of "Scream VI," this is the definitive ranking of Wes Craven's beloved slasher series.

Box Office: ‘Scream VI’ Makes $5.7 Million in Previews

The sixth time may be the charm: “Scream VI” is heading toward what could be a franchise-high opening at the box office this weekend. The Paramount and Spyglass Media slasher movie made $5.7 million at the domestic box office in Thursday previews. It’s expanding from 3,125 domestic theaters to 3,675 on Friday. Nearly 27 years […]

Jenna Ortega In Talks for 'Beetlejuice 2' & Her Character Is a Major Role!

Content warning: Jenna Ortega might be continuing her professional relationship with Tim Burton as she’s in talks to star in the sequel to his classic movie Beetlejuice. The movie is in the works right now with a potential shoot happening this summer. Original star Michae