The Blow-Up Sensation of Wednesday

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Lily Wagner, Journalist

Nowadays all everyone is talking about the new spinoff of the Addams Family called Wednesday. The whole internet recreating the viral dance of Wednesday Addams at the Revan Dance. The Addams family is a classic show that has been recreated over and over again, but nobody ever thought that anything having to do with this strange, cursed family would have gone so viral today. The star of the show, Jenna Ortega, is now an actress that many people know since her show’s release.


Jenna Ortega was once only known as the girl who was on Disney Channel at the start of her career. Most Disney Channel actors after they grow out from acting in the show would start pursuing a music career for example Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, etc. Ortega’s most successful show on Disney was Stuck in the Middle where she was the middle child with seven siblings including herself where she was acting as the fourteen-year-old Harley Diaz. The only way of Ortega become viral on social media is because of her outstanding acting and she wasn’t allowed to blink once. “I think the show blew up because of the way it was made. Wednesday was so good that people liked it because it is so different from other shows,” claims Sophia Leao De Moura. “Wednesday is a confident person but she kind of believes her instincts. She also didn’t think about who she was accusing when she was discovering who the Hyde was.” also states Sharon Wang. Many individuals think differently about how this show blew up and both Wang and Leao De Moura are correct.


The making of Wednesday is something people would have never expected. Many think that Nevermore Academy was just using props and a green screen. They are wrong! The cast had to travel to Romania in the time period of September 2021 and March 2022. When making Thing, they used Victor Dorobantu’s hand instead of using CGI.


Many love and dislike Wednesday but this show feels different from other shows like Stranger Things, Squid Game, etc. Wednesday has a completely different personality unlike other main characters from other shows