The reason Jenna Ortega needed her own casting director

The Netflix series Wednesday postulates a Wednesday Addams who has grown a bit. Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday as a teenager. It’s such a distinct role that the character was given her own casting credit, separate from the rest of the cast. Creators Al Gough and Miles Millar explained why.

Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) plays cello
Jenna Ortega | Vlad Ciopléa/Netflix

Gough and Millar were guests on The Hollywood Reporter TV Top 5 podcast on October 28 to preview the series. They explained Ortega’s casting and why Wednesday has its own casting director. Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix.

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