Jenna Ortega Really Did Reveal She Filmed While Sick With COVID – Rolling Stone

After being released A series based on the Netflix original Addams Family WednesdayThe Internet has started its usual and time-honored tradition about a new girl: 20-year-old actress Gina Ortega. And what better way to celebrate a beloved internet personality? With a meme of course. Fans use the phrase “Gina Ortega exposes” to push the ridiculous but decidedly false “facts.” fall out and X The actress but the meme is burying some very interesting (and true) information about the filming Wednesday – Ortega had COVID during her now famous goth prom scene.

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follow up WednesdayDebuting on November 23, the series’ breakout prom scene, a goth dance to The Kramps’ “Go Go Mac” went viral on TikTok after Ortega revealed to an interviewer that she choreographed the jig herself. done Since December 1, thousands of users have recreated the dance to a faster version of Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary – leading to a 9,500 percent and 1,800 percent increase in streams for the songs, respectively. kind of. Various publications have also promoted their own interviews and articles about Ortega Wednesday Casting on social media with quotes, photos, and revelations about Ortega’s acting process and inspiration. Not to be outdone, fans decided it was their turn to join in on the fun – using the ever-evolving meme to promote the language of their favorite artists, shows, and *checknotes* programming. Before the meme went mainstream, news about Ortega spread so much that even a fake tweet convinced Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson.

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The meme follows a similar web to an earlier (and much smaller) iteration that includes it Squid game the actress Hyun Joong, which became popular in October 2021. The “facts” people claim Ortega reveals in her press conference are very tongue-in-cheek and easy to fact-check. But the sheer breadth of the meme may be pushing some really interesting revelations about filming. Wednesday.

In an interview with NME, Ortega said she had COVID when she filmed the current dance scene.

“I’m not a dancer, and I’m sure that’s clear. I got this song about a week ago, and I just pulled out what I could… It’s crazy because it’s with COVID It was my first day, so it was scary to film,” she told NME. “Yeah, I woke up and – it’s weird, I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not too bad. I had body aches. I felt like I’d been hit by a car. And a little goblin had opened up in my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus. They gave me medicine in the midst of medicine because we were waiting for a positive result.

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According to NME, the relationship with this Wednesday Production company MGM confirmed that Ortega had COVID but was removed from the set as soon as she tested positive.

Some concerned readers called the production irresponsible for allowing Ortega to film while she had symptoms. But dancing around people with an infectious disease sounds a lot like what Wednesday Adams would do. Maybe Ortega was just committed to staying in character?


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