Jenna Ortega Claims She Shot Crowded Scene With Covid In Netflix's 'Wednesday', Slams Twitter
The 20-year-old said in a recent interview that she filmed a crucial packed dance scene on the show while she was Covid positive.
WASHINGTON, DC: For over two weeks, Wednesday, the Addams Family spinoff, has been available on Netflix. The show has garnered a lot of love from fans but only modest praise from critics. But now, some of that affection has changed into a rage in response to a startling admission made by the main actress Jenna Ortega. The 20-year-old said in a recent interview that she filmed a crucial packed dance scene on the show while she was Covid positive. Fans have criticized the cast and producers of the performance for allowing the actor to be near other performers while he was sick.
Even though Jenna's interview about filming with Covid took place last month, this week's online buzz was only possible because some social media users posted it after the show's airing. Jenna had commented about the dancing routine in an interview with NME magazine from earlier this month, saying, "It's crazy because it was my first day with COVID so it was dreadful to film. Yes, when I woke up, I ached all over. My oesophageal walls were being scratched, and I felt as though I had been hit by a car and a small goblin had gotten loose in my throat. Because we were awaiting the results, they were giving me medication in between shots.
A user wrote in response, "According to her, she was in waiting for the results when they shot that take, when the results came in she was sent home, but tbh I don't understand why she didn't stay home waiting for the result rather than risk contaminating people??"
The production company behind Wednesday, MGM, reportedly told the magazine that "strict COVID standards were followed" and that "production removed Jenna from the set after the positive test was verified," according to NME. Fans are shocked as to why the shoot went on despite the actor exhibiting symptoms even before the test was conducted. Lily Simpson, a journalist, tweeted, "This is a terrible thing right? We can all agree that this is not a case of "enduring adversity," but rather a "why the f*** didn't she get sent home, she could get horribly ill or infect others" kind of situation.