The director of Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd is undoubtedly the ideal person to tackle the Addams Family, characters who first appeared in the New Yorker in 1938.
Emerging scream queen Jenna Ortega is likely the ideal candidate to portray the titular daughter of Gomez and Morticia, given the abundance of the skilled crew and cast members involved in reviving the famed family.
How Old Is Wednesday Addams In The 2022 Netflix Series?
In the Netflix series, Wednesday Addams is 16 years old, and the role is portrayed by a 20-year-old American actress, Jenna Ortega.
Although she is more than a few years older than her character, Jenna convincingly portrays a student navigating her first year at Nevermore, an academy where her parents met and fell in love.
Gomez (Luis Guzman) and Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are keen to enroll their daughter in the school, and Wednesday (Emma Myers) tells her roommate Enid Sinclair that she doesn’t expect to remain long because her parents sent her there so she can follow in their footsteps.
This post has two purposes:— Netflix (@netflix) November 23, 2022
1) To tell you where the name Wednesday comes from
2) To inform you that Wednesday is now streaming. pic.twitter.com/0xWmPWzjcL
Wednesday was just six years old in the original television series, but she is approximately 12 or 13 in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, released in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Christina Ricci portrayed her in both feature films.
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Oh my God, the loveliest woman I’ve ever met, ever. She’s the coolest. Christina, she did a part in our show, she came during the last two weeks of shooting. I had nothing to say to her, it was the most awkward I’ve probably felt in my entire life. Sometimes I’d say things and she’d go: ’Ooh, uh, that’s… dark.’ Things like that. I didn’t know how to handle it.
The Face recently asked Jenna if she had met Christina, who, as we now know, portrays Marilyn Thornhill in the television series.
She continued, “Since then, we’ve had some great chats. Even on the wedding day, she was professional, extremely kind, and knew everyone’s name. We never once discussed Wednesday.”