Jenna Ortega’s Neck Got Shaved to Perfect Wednesday’s Braids

Although Jenna Ortega has been compared to Wednesday Addams her entire life, becoming the iconic, deadpan, character was still a feat. While filming in Romania, Ortega had to undergo a number of lessons to believably portray the dark teen. Such lessons included cello, fencing, language, stunts, and more. And while Ortega put in tons of effort to play the part, others gave their all to help the talented actor look the part as well.

Jenna Ortega in ‘Wednesday’ | Vlad Cioplea/Netflix

Jenna Ortega got her neck shaved in order to play Wednesday Addams

Hair and makeup are always important components of building a character. But in the case of the well-known and beloved Wednesday, it was even more important to nail the character’s look. Tim Burton, who produced Wednesday and directed the first four episodes, was insistent on perfecting the pigtailed braids for Ortega’s Wednesday. In fact, the director even delayed filming until he was satisfied with Ortega’s hair.

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