Full Link Video Viral Jenna Ortega Explains How Her Viral Wednesday Dance Came to Be

Chances are, if you’re a fan of Netflix’s new Addams Family spinoff series on Wednesday, your social media feed has been filled with TikTok videos of kids and adults doing the hard-hitting dance of the actor’s character, Wednesday Addams, appeared in the film. Dec. On episode 16 of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ortega explained how his current music career came to be.

The actor said, “They originally wanted people who were noisy, but I thought no, there’s no way Wednesday is going to be quiet about dancing and praising a group of people.” “The director, Tim Burton, and I talked about it a little bit, and he was like, ‘Yeah, let’s not go around. Let’s do his thing.'”

The 20-year-old continued, “A week before the gig, he chose the song [1981] ‘Goo Goo Muck’ by The Cramps. And The Cramps are one of my favorite bands, so I’m very excited, very excited. ”

Ortega told Jimmy Fallon that he wanted to record the song himself. “[Burton] was like, ‘I know you got it. You worked there. I don’t care. I trust you.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, you know, it’s really cool.'”

There is only one small problem. “I have no words about it at all,” said the actor, adding, “Oh my God. I kicked myself. I feel like an idiot. I’m not a dancer. I don’t do either. I have no experience in this area. I didn’t sleep for two days.”

Ortega said that to prepare for the dance, he watched videos of the ’70s rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and rock singers Lene Lovich and Nina Hagen, “images of goth kids dancing in clubs in the 80s” and French actor Denis Lavant in the 1999 film Beau Travail. With her dance, the actress also paid tribute to Lisa Loring, who, at the age of 6, began her screen career as Wednesday Addams in the 60s series The Addams Family. “I did a little bit of what he was doing,” Ortega said. “And, of course, they cut the camera when I did, but it was there, I know.”