Jenna Ortega has made her name appear on the list of some of the youngest and best actors present in Hollywood. She recently won an award for best female TV star on a family show for her booming hit Wednesday. The show has not only made the 20-year-old a household name but also the youngest actor to host the recent season of Saturday Night Live.
The Scream VI actress appeared on the show on March 11 for the first time. It was natural for the audience to expect that she would bring her worldwide hit Wednesday into the discussion. But things took a hilarious turn when she said that many people assume that she is “dark and twisted” in real life because of the characters she plays. Apparently, she had a great comeback for them.
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She said that she is not like that in reality at all. “I think there is just something about my face where people see it and they are like, ‘Hey, let’s throw blood on that,” You actress said in her monologue opening. And, by this, she was referring to the famous prom scene from Wednesday, where a blood-like liquid rained on the students of Nevermore after the dance.
Apparently, the dance she did during that prom was choreographed by her and edited with the ‘Bloody Mary’ song by Lady Gaga in the background. It became so popular that Gaga herself made a TikTok doing the same. On the other hand, the California-based actress told the audience about her first-ever acting role.
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Jenna Ortega reveals her first acting role in the SNL monologue
The Fallout actress began acting at a very young age. But the first time she faced the camera was for a toothpaste commercial. She appeared in the Colgate commercial, where she promoted “no more nasties” in terms of toothpaste.
However, her first ever main role was in the famous CW drama Jane the Virgin. She played the young role of Jane in the show. Nevertheless, her portrayal of Harley Diaz in the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle served as her breakout performance.
One of the best parts of the show was when the 20-year-old was joined by famous SNL comedian Fred Armisen who is also her costar from Wednesday. Armisen played the role of Uncle Fester in the show, which was a huge hit in itself.
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