Jenna Ortega says she was “devastated” when she realised that committing to Wednesday would imply she couldn’t seem within the newest season of You.
The actor was believed to be returning to You for season 4, nonetheless, her lead position in fellow Netflix present Wednesday meant she was successfully barred from getting on set. Filming the present in the course of the pandemic meant that it wasn’t simple for Ortega to depart Romania, the place the Addams household spin-off was being shot.
“I used to be devastated,” she mentioned of the state of affairs in a red-carpet chat with Leisure Tonight. “You’re speaking about Sarah Gamble, love her, simply one in all my favorite units that I’ve ever, ever been on.
“I used to be so devastated once they reached out as a result of I miss Ellie and I had been wanting to return to Ellie for such a very long time. However, I used to be in Romania, taking pictures Wednesday. I couldn’t journey forwards and backwards with the pandemic and every thing like that.”
She added: “While you’re dedicated to a present, there was simply no manner it might have labored out. However that one, bummed me out.”
You’s showrunner Sera Gamble has additionally talked about Ortega’s absence, telling IndieWire: “We wished to convey Ellie again and we heard, ‘Oh, Jenna is doing a little present.’ It’s been simply such a pleasure to see Jenna this yr. We’ve got concepts for Ellie if her schedule permits her to go to us once more.”
Getting ready for Wednesday was no stroll within the park for Ortega although. She not too long ago spoke about the extraordinary filming schedule for the Netflix sequence, revealing preparation for one sequence left her “hysterically crying”.
“It was present as much as set two hours early, try this 12-14 hour day, then go house after which get on a Zoom and have no matter lesson that I had. Or present as much as my residence, my cello trainer was already ready for me,” she defined (by way of Selection).
“It was simply consistently going, and when you might on a weekend, if we weren’t taking pictures the sixth day that week, it was, ‘All proper, nicely then, we’ll get your classes in on that day.’”