The behind-the-scenes story shared by the female lead Jenna Ortega caused a backlash, making the audience disgruntled. This is just one of the issues that make the public unhappy about the film.
Wednesday released on Netflix from November 23 and took less than a week to set a new record for views for the online platform. The film is loved by the audience because of the interesting main character cast with the star being the little girl Wednesday Addams. The work also earns points thanks to its thrilling and sensational plot with a series of consecutive murders and many secrets revolving around the Addams family’s past.
However, only in the past 24 hours, the audience’s sympathetic look for Wednesday was negatively affected after the latest share of the female lead Jenna Ortega. This is just one of the controversies surrounding this hit TV series. Before that, both the screenwriter and director Tim Burton had received the frown of the rich.
Wednesday has entered the top of the most famous teen series that Netflix has ever produced (Image: Netflix)
Jenna Ortega shoots prom scene when she has Covid-19
According to Variety, Wednesday’s strong influence partly came from the scene where Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) performed a bizarre impromptu dance on the background of The Cramp’s Goo Goo Muck. This scene quickly went viral on many social media platforms. However, it was this scene that recently made the film scandalous.
In a recent interview with NME, actress Jenna Ortega stunned the audience by revealing that she had taken this scene when she learned she had Covid-19. “I received the song about a week before the shooting date and had to manage it in every way I could… It was even crazier when the day of the prom scene was also the day I found out I had Covid-19 for the first time,” she said. speak.
“That morning, I woke up feeling very bad, I have never been seriously ill and rarely have minor illnesses. But that day my body was sore, it was like being hit by a car and there was a goblin hiding in it. My throat scratched my esophagus. I was given medicine between scenes because everyone was waiting for a positive result.”
The dance looks cold, but it is very “trending” on Wednesday’s social network (Photo: Netflix)
After the interview, a representative of MGM – the company in charge of producing the film for Netflix – corrected NME that “The crew always strictly followed the Covid-19 epidemic prevention procedures; after Jenna Ortega’s conclusion, After testing positive for the virus, the actress was placed on leave and isolated from the set.” However, this explanation is still difficult to convince the fastidious audience. Netflix – the online platform in charge of the movie’s release also suffered a lot because of MGM’s handling of the situation.
BuzzFeed News quoted a Reddit user named Summercloudsadness as commenting: “It’s not a couple of scenes, but a whole scene inside the dance floor with dozens of people. I don’t blame Jenna because she reported the situation to me. the crew immediately. But I think the crew is still extremely irresponsible to continue filming, especially when the scene has so many public actors appearing.”
Another commented: “A big studio doing such irresponsible business. Anyone, even with mild symptoms, suspected of being infected needs to be isolated immediately for me when the official test results are available. The fact that she still came to the set when she had a positive result like this puts her co-stars, crew members and the whole cast in danger. I would be angry if I worked in this crew.”
Ortega’s statement caused Wednesday’s reputation to be affected (Image: Netflix)
Although Jenna Ortega does not deserve to be blamed for continuing to work – because the decision of who is allowed to rest is up to the producer – but the fact that the young star innocently told this story in front of the media surprised the public. “I don’t blame Jenna, because she has no right to resist the decision of the producer. But I am amazed at how she uses this story as a positive proof of how dedicated she is to the role, didn’t realize how wrong the situation was,” one person commented.
Racism allegations against director Tim Burton
Jenna Ortega’s statement caused the Wednesday series’ reputation to be affected. However, the first wave of protests appeared shortly after the film’s release. A part of the audience questioned the work’s racist spirit when assigning most of the villains or bullies to actors of color.
The film’s two main protagonists – the mermaid Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday) and Lucas Wilson (Iman Marson) – are played by African-American actors and suffer from many attitude problems. Barclay is mean and Wilson is both a bully and the mayor’s son who has done many shady things. Wilson’s father was also the owner of Pilgrim Land – the name is considered to imply the conflict between the Native Americans and the pilgrims from England to North America in the seventeenth century. .
Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday) is Nevermore’s elite student. At the first encounter, Wednesday was defeated at her hands (Image: Netflix)
On Twitter, netizens criticized Wednesday for its implicit racism and prejudice against black characters. They also accused director Tim Burton of being racist, and the Netflix platform blinded by money did not realize the problem in the way the screenplay built the characters’ images.
They left a lot of feedback like: “Hey, how is the Wednesday series directed by a racist eccentric guy who ‘likes everything black except black people’?”, “Why the hell is all the black characters? What’s wrong with black in Wednesday? Tim Burton has revealed a racist tail”, “Don’t get me wrong, I love Jenna Ortega as Wednesday but hate the fact that the script has black characters as villains. terrible. How did Netflix not realize this anomaly? I hate Tim Burton”…
Directors Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega at the Wednesday movie press conference (Image: Netflix)
According to CBR, accusations of racism against director Tim Burton are not new to the world. In 2016, the director once lost points in the eyes of fans when the adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children he directed had only Samuel L. Jackson as a black actor. This finding was pointed out by Jackson himself. Tim Burton also shared that when he was a child, he watched the movie The Brady Bunch and felt that this work was influenced by political correctness when it included both black and yellow characters in the script.
Source: Variety, CBR