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Jenna Ortega: Best shows and movies featuring the Wednesday star

Netflix recently announced that its record-breaking TV series Wednesday has been renewed for a second season. This may hardly come as a surprise given the show’s stupendous popularity. The Netflix series can be single-handedly credited for making the show’s eponymous lead Jenna Ortega a household name overnight. Such instant fame naturally inspires fans to gravitate towards the star’s previous works and Ortega has featured in various movies and shows with scattered success.

Jenna Ortega: Best shows and movies featuring the Wednesday star

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  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 01.12 PM, Jan 09, 2023

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Netflix recently announced that its record-breaking TV series Wednesday has been renewed for a second season. This may hardly come as a surprise given the show’s stupendous popularity. The Netflix series can be single-handedly credited for making the show’s eponymous lead Jenna Ortega a household name overnight. Such instant fame naturally inspires fans to gravitate towards the star’s previous works and Ortega has featured in various movies and shows with scattered success. Some may remember her blink-and-miss role in Iron man 3, others will remember her in the brief flashback sequences in Jane the Virgin, where she played the young Jane. The poker-faced star has, however, essayed a slew of prominent roles in popular films and TV shows. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai we take a look at some of the most popular titles starring the Wednesday star.

Elena of Avalor (Disney+ Hotstar)

Before appearing in major films and TV shows, Jenna Ortega starred in Disney’s animated series Elena of Avalor as Princess Isabel Castillo Flores, the sister of the titular character. Isabel is depicted as highly perceptive and a capable inventor who often helps her sister on her magical adventures. Let’s just say, Ortega was born to play characters laced with unnatural occurrences.

X (Prime Video)

The thriller-slasher X is a homage to slasher films from the 80s and 90s but with the right amount of fresh concepts to keep the audiences hooked. The film is set in the 70s and narrates the story of a bunch of individuals who rent a farmhouse to shoot an adult film. They are, however, oblivious of the fact that their elderly landlords happen to be homicidal maniacs. Ortega essays one of the lead roles as Lorraine Day in this one. Fans of movies starring leather-faced and axe-wielding murderers should stream this one right away.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix)

The Jurassic Park franchise continues to be a gift that gives on giving. At least if you go by the success of 2022’s Jurassic World: Dominion. The film dominated the box office, despite being fiercely shot down by critics and went on to cash in $1 billion globally, thus bagging the title of a verified blockbuster. Surprisingly, the lesser-known animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, which released two years prior to this blockbuster was actually well-received by critics. The plot revolves around six teens who must escape Isla Nublar after dinosaurs break free from captivity. Ortega plays one of the lead characters called Brooklynn in the series. We knew Wednesday Adams had a thing for creepy crawlies but giant pre-historic reptiles? That’s an entirely acquired taste.

Scream (Prime Video)

Set 25 years after the events depicted in the 1996 Scream, the original cast of the film return for this rebooted sequel. Legacy characters essayed by Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, and David Arquette are joined by new characters played by Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega, as Ghostface returns wreaking havoc across town. When you’re alone at home, don’t answer the phone, that’s the only advice we have to offer.

The Fallout (Prime Video)

The critically-acclaimed drama, The Fallout, revolves around a high school student named Vada who survives a school shooting in America. The film explores the trauma endured by those who survived and the toll it takes on them and those around them. Jenna Ortega plays the lead role in this film helmed by actress Megan Park who makes her directorial debut with this one.

You (Netflix)

Ortega was cast as a series regular in the second season of the hit crime drama You. She plays the role of Ellie Alves, a young girl who befriends the psychotic anti-hero Joe Goldberg. Ortega recently hinted that she could return in a new season of You. Given Wednesday’s breakthrough fame, the makers of the show would want to pull her in, even for a cameo, hoping it would draw her fans to this thriller drama series.

Stuck in the Middle (Disney+ Hotstar)

Ortega made her first major breakthrough in Disney’s comedy series Stuck in the Middle. She plays the lead as a teenager named Harley Diaz who struggles to cope with the fact that she is the middle child of a family with seven siblings. The show ran for three seasons between 2016 and 2018 and firmly established Ortega’s acting credentials. We have a feeling Malcolm in the Middle fans would naturally take this one.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix)

The sequel to the 2017 comedy slasher The Babysitter, is set a couple of years after the events of the first film. In The Babysitter: Killer Queen, the protagonist Cole is traumatised by the horrific events that took place in the first film. He must, however, find the strength to fight the satanic cult yet again as they make a shocking return. This time around, he is aided by a new friend Phoebe, played by Ortega. Now we’ve seen it all, from conjuring spirits to extinguishing them, Jenna Ortega has you covered.

Alright, that's all the time we got for today's episode, until the next one its your host Nikhil signing out.

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