Her self-choreographed dance scene on Wednesday’s Netflix series quickly became popular and has become a TikTok trend ever since.
Gina Ortega, 20, who plays Wednesday Addams in the Tim Burton film adaptation, said many of her moves were homages to the likes of the original Wednesday Addams, played by Lisa Loring. So are Siouxsie and The Banshees.
Jenna revealed that she is “not a dancer” and “hasn’t slept in two days” during her exit with the whimsical dance sequence to love interest Xavier, which she performed on The Cramps’ 1981 single Goo Goo Muck.
‘I switched up and it danced’: Gina Ortega, (left), revealed she drew inspiration from the original Wednesday Addams movie, Lisa Loring (right) as well as Siouxsie And The Banshees to dance virally in the new Netflix series
Burton asked Ortega to come up with her own moves over the course of two days and Jenna told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that the original Wednesday gave her some ideas.
“You did a tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Addams Wednesday,” she said, “I did a little dodge that she does.” And of course, they cut the camera when I did. But it’s there – I know it’s there.
She also said, “I’ve seen videos of Siouxsie and the Banshees… I found archive footage of Goth kids dancing in clubs in the ’80s… Anything I can get my hands on. Then that day, I thought, ‘Okay, okay, I’ll do it’.”
Oh, that’s a shame: Sadly the moment itself was cut out by the cameras, but Jenna said, “I know she’s there.”
LOOK Familiar: Fans were observing every detail from the viral dance routine, including the moment that paid homage to Gomez’s original signature move.
We can see it! There were plenty of comparisons to be drawn from the routine to Gina’s styling herself
One fan even noted that she paid homage to the original Gomez as they posted a side-by-side comparison of the two.
They wrote: “I threw a movement in there that was an homage to John Astin Gomez. Don’t think we don’t see you. I did well.’
It’s also good that the dance was so well received because Gina was nervous about it early on.
Tribute: Jenna also noted that she was inspired by Siouxsie And The Banshees (pictured right)
Flamenco: But another fan noticed the Spanish references in the routine
Goth is key: Jenna’s dance went viral on TikTok but every move was a carefully considered one
“I was kicking myself,” she said, over her decision to come up with the dance scene herself,
I felt like an idiot. I’m not a dancer. I don’t do any of that. I don’t have experience in this field. After that, I did not sleep for two days.
The Scream actress stated that Netflix told her the dance was going viral on TikTok but she didn’t believe it. She humorously added, “Then they were right.”
The Dance: The actress, 20, catapulted into the spotlight with her lead role as Wednesday Addams on the hit series and opened up about her experiences filming while on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Dance Sequence: The Supernatural has become the third most popular English-language TV series of all time, according to Deadline
On the chat show, she caught the eye wearing a black sheer dress with a white scoop neck and matching cuffs.
A black tie with a silver chrome corset was added to accentuate her slim waist.
It comes as the new series continues to dominate the Netflix charts.
The supernatural series has become the third most popular English-language television series of all time, according to Deadline.
Fabulous! Jenna revealed that she was given two days to choreograph her own moves for the iconic dance scene on the Netflix show Wednesday
Clever: Jenna tells Jamie she “hasn’t slept in two days” and watches many videos to gather ideas, like watching “archival footage of goth kids dancing in clubs in the 1980s”
Wednesday Now has racked up 752.52 million watch hours since its debut on November 23 and has been watched in about 115 million households.
The only two shows ranked above on Wednesday are Stranger Things 2 and DAHMER: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
The South Korean drama Squid Game remains the most popular Netflix series of all time.
Wednesday has been breaking records since it debuted on the platform last month.
The series held the record for most hours watched in a week for an English-language series late last month, recording a total of 341.23 million hours watched just one week since its premiere.
It has garnered 411.29 million more viewers since the announcement of this achievement.
The latest figures show that Wednesday broke the record it set last week for most hours watched in a single week for an English program. It remains number one on that list.
Wednesday’s new Netflix series stars Jenna as the Addams Family character, a role previously inhabited by Christina Ricci.
In a recent interview, Jenna revealed that she never asked Christina for advice on how to play the character.
“Our show has superpowers and outcasts and evil ghost pilgrims,” Jenna said in an interview on MTV News with co-star Emma Myers, who plays her roommate, Enid.
‘I think when.’ [Christina] She was on set, neither of us said the word “Wednesday” once to each other, Jenna explained.
“I don’t think she wanted to get in the way of my performance and I feel like she was being overbearing,” she said, adding, “They’re two completely different people, Wednesdays.”
Spelled! Wednesday has been breaking records since it debuted on the platform last month
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