Jenna Ortega has been making waves since taking on the role of Wednesday Addams for the hit Netflix show.
While many praised the young actress’ performance, controversial reports emerged that turned people against her.
Jenna Ortega is one of the brightest emerging talents in Hollywood today.
Since she took the role on Wednesday, her face has been all over the internet.
However, one scene from the Netflix show, in particular, stands out.
The star’s strange dance moves started a trend where people imitated the gothic icon.
However, the scene is now at the center of criticism and controversy.
In a recent interview with NME, Jenna Ortega confesses that the scene was filmed while she was waiting for a result of Covid-19.
In the NME interview, Ortega shared that she received the song (The Cramps’ Goo Goo Much) a week before filming began, giving her time to get familiar with it.
She, therefore, had to film the scene of her first day with Covid.
Jenna Ortega said she was still waiting for confirmation as her health was rapidly declining.
That morning, she felt pain and a sore throat.
“I woke up and – it’s weird,” said the actress. “I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not very bad – I had the body aches.”
She continued: “I felt like I’d been hit by a car and that a little goblin had been let loose in my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus.”
“They were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result.”
Although alarming, the MGM production company emailed NME to clear things up.
MGM said it made sure to follow strict protocols.
After her test was confirmed positive, production pulled Jenna Ortega out.
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When the news broke, people had mixed feelings.
Meanwhile, Twitter was vocal.
“I love Jenna but why would she expose herself and the director like this, r [sic] we supposed to applaud them for this wtf,” one user said.
Another chimed in, saying, “That’s not the flex they think it is.”
“I love this show and loved this scene but she should’ve been at home recovering and not potentially spreading Covid,” a third wrote.
Despite the terrible news, Jenna Ortega fans came to her rescue.
“Idk why y’all blaming Jenna when you shouldn’t making [sic] someone work if they’re that sick,” a fan wrote.
Another blamed the production team instead of the actress in a lengthy tweet.
“I don’t see how it’s her fault and not on Netflix’s production team that they decided to keep filming while waiting for results when she clearly spoke up about it and had clear Covid symptoms and likely she couldn’t leave to a contract.”