Jenna Ortega quickly took the world by storm as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix series, “Wednesday.” Now she’s breaking the internet with a new haircut.
The “Scream” star has notably taken on horror-related roles, and her personal style seems to mimic those characters. Unsurprisingly, her latest hairstyle doesn’t stray much from her signature goth look.
Ortega’s hairstylist Dave Stanwell showed the 20-year-old what’s called a “wolf cut” – a shoulder-length brown bob with choppy layers. The messy look, with its short waves and flared bangs, gained popularity on TikTok for its resemblance to the iconic ’70s “shag” cut.
“Today we did a thing,” Stanwell captioned the Dec. 16 post with a pair of scissor emoji. “New haircut for @jennaortega.”
The hairstylist also posted a video of Ortega posing and smiling in a sheer black Dolce & Gabbana dress. The Nevermore-inspired look was completed with a black silk tie, white Oxford collar and metal corset belt.
Ortega debuted her new look as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, Dec. 16, when she talked about the popular Netflix show and the latest “Scream 7” trailer. , which garnered 3 billion views on its first day. of liberation.
“I love horror movies,” Ortega told Fallon. “I don’t know what it’s like getting blood splattered in your face and running around screaming Bloody Murder, but it really is so therapeutic, so much fun, and anyone who works on horror sets loves it. horror.”
Fallon asked the actor if he thought she was typecast with his recent horror roles, including Addams and Tara Carpenter in the latest “Scream” films.
“It’s something about my face,” Ortega replied. “Yeah, I don’t know what it is. People love to see me scared.”
Discussing “Wednesday,” which Fallon says is currently the second most-watched show in Netflix history, he asked Ortega about his viral dance scene.
“They originally wanted a flash mob, but I was like, ‘No, there’s no way Wednesday is going to be cool with dancing and cheering for a bunch of people,'” Ortega explained. “I remember a week before shooting the dance, [director Tim Burton] shows The Cramps song ‘Goo Goo Muck’, and The Cramps are one of my favorite bands, so I was super excited, super pumped.”
About two days before the scheduled taping, Ortega said Burton visited her in her trailer to give her a few words of encouragement, as she told the crew she would be choreographing the dance herself.
“I said, ‘Yeah, you know. Everything is so good. And I hadn’t exceeded it at all,” admitted Ortega.
After the encounter, Ortega “didn’t sleep for two days,” she said, and watched videos of Siouxsie and the Banshees and “goth kids dancing in clubs in the ’80s” to find the ‘inspiration.
As everything fell into place, Ortega said she had specific moves she wanted to perform during the dance to fit the character, but had no idea it would become so popular on the social networks.