The Reason Jenna Ortega Needed Her Own Casting Director

The Netflix series Wednesday posits a Wednesday Addams who’s grown up a little. Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday as a teenager. It’s such a distinct role that the character received her own casting credit, distinct from the rest of the cast. Creators Al Gough and Miles Millar explained why.

Jenna Ortega | Vlad Cioplea/Netflix

Gough and Millar were guests on The Hollywood Reporter’s TV’s Top Five podcast on Oct. 28 to preview the series. They explained the casting of Ortega and why Wednesday got her own casting director. Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix.

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