Jenna Ortega Says She Cried Hysterically During Busy 'Wednesday' Production Schedule

Jenna Ortega Says She Cried Hysterically During Busy 'Wednesday' Production Schedule

Jenna Ortega had quite the experience while filming Wednesday season one.

The 20-year-old star of the show previously shared that she took lessons for fencing and cello in preparation for the character, but her schedule took a toll on her.

At one point during filming, she also contracted COVID.

Recently, Jenna opened up about her grueling schedule.

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“It was show up to set two hours early, do that 12-14 hour day, then go home and then get on a Zoom and have whatever lesson that I had. Or show up to my apartment, my cello teacher was already waiting for me,” the actress said at a Q&A, via Variety. “It was just constantly going, and if you could on a weekend, if we weren’t shooting the sixth day that week, it was ‘All right, well then, we’ll get your lessons in on that day.’”

The “Paint it Black” cello sequence was especially hard to get down, as Jenna noted she had to switch teachers due to moving abroad for filming, and the piece was meant for two cellos, but she was doing it with only one.

“I did not get any sleep. I pulled my hair out,” Jenna shared. “There’s so many FaceTime calls that my dad answered of me hysterically crying.”

However, director and producer Tim Burton assured her that she would do well, saying, “Oh, don’t worry, you’re going to do great. It’s gonna look great.”

As filming went on, Jenna said that they “started running out of time because Wednesday’s in pretty much every scene.”

“They had to start using stunt doubles or occasionally cello doubles if they didn’t have time to get hands, but I was very adamant about being as well prepared as possible because I wanted them to be able to use myself, because that’s so much more believable if you could see your face,” she added.

Hopefully season two isn’t as rigorous for the actress!

If you missed it, see what Jenna said about what she would want to see in season two.

Her co-star Emma Myers recently shared what she thinks about a Wednesday/Enid romance in the second season…

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