In an insightful conversation with Christina Ricci, young actress Jenna Ortega discusses the intricacies of her character and the quirks of playing an Addams daughter in the new Netflix series, ‘Merlin.’
at 20 years old, Jenna Ortega worked in several horror films under the guidance of figures such as James Wan (d Night of the Demons 2), Ti West (a x), Dave Grohl (d Horror in studio 666) and Tyler Gillett (a Scream). Now it seems her degree has arrived with a starring role Merlin.
New Netflix series directed by Tim Burtonis a reinvention of the peculiar family we knew in the 90s crazy Addams. Through 8 episodes, events and happenings are viewed from the perspective of Merlina, a strict young woman with a deadpan mind and a special interest in the morbid and supernatural.
No one knows the challenge of bringing this character to life better than Christina Ricciwho plays her in two beloved films, and who uses the space of Interview magazine talk to Ortega to talk about the challenges of acting, the complexity of the character, her distinctive clothes, distinctive hairstyle and many other interesting things that surround the Addams’ daughter.
Also an actress at first The Fallout: Life After share with the protagonist Yellow vests How was your contact with the film? crazy Addams When I was nine years old: “I loved them. I could watch them over and over again. They’re perfect movies, honestly.”
Ortega admits that her dry and direct sense of humor is an element that identifies her with Merlin: “It was the greatest honor for me, especially since after the comparisons I became obsessed with this character, your interpretation.” Then the young actress looked through Ricci’s filmography and found other gems like buffalo ’66 Mr Headless rider.
In one of the most extraordinary moments of the conversation, the actress from Today Yes! Mr Nanny: The Deadly Queen he points out that it was very stressful to work with several directors. Although it is true that the filmmaker is behind bug juice Mr Scissorhands is responsible for 4 episodes, the series also features the work of James Marshall and Gandja Monteiro.
“I remember Tim didn’t want me to have any expression or feeling. He wanted a flat surface,” says Ortega.who admits that “there were a lot of battles because I felt like people didn’t always believe me as I was creating my own path in terms of character.”
Despite the differences, Burton himself pointed out in a recent interview with Club AV that Ortega “She’s like a silent movie actress because she’s able to convey things without words. And seeing that inner life and subtlety was exciting. I can’t imagine another Merlin.”and neither do we. Therefore, we have no choice but to wait for the premiere of the series on November 23.