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'Wednesday' Star Jenna Ortega on the Connection She Feels With Dark Roles

“There’s some invisible string that’s connected to serial killers, monsters, creatures and myself,” she admits.

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'Wednesday' Star Jenna Ortega on the Connection She Feels With Dark Roles

“There’s some invisible string that’s connected to serial killers, monsters, creatures and myself,” she admits.

Jenna Ortega is opening up about why she’s drawn towards playing sinister roles.

The actor is currently starring in Netflix‘s Wednesday, playing the titular role of Wednesday Addams, which she feels passionate about.

“I think we find each other,” Ortega told Olivia Rodrigo during her latest interview with The Face. “There’s some invisible string that’s connected to serial killers, monsters, creatures and myself. No matter where I go, it’s what feels right to me and it tends to be the scripts I’m into.”

“I love things that are a bit off-putting, things when the closer you look, really aren’t that pretty,” she added. “I love things that are disturbing. They’re interesting and there are so many routes and variations of storytelling that you can do.”

Wednesday Addams is a perfect example of that description.  The official synopsis for Wednesday reads as follows: “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”

Wednesday is currently streaming on Netflix.

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