Jenna Ortega tries to avoid doing iconic ‘Wednesday’ dance in SNL promo

Spread the love

Jenna Ortega’s first order of business as the next host of “Saturday Night Live” is to escape the “teenage purgatory” of performing the iconic “Wednesday” dance yet again.

Jenna Ortega’s first order of business as the next host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ is to escape the ‘teenage purgatory’ of performing the iconic ‘Wednesday’ dance yet again.

Jenna Ortega’s first order of business as the next host of “Saturday Night Live” is to escape the “teenage purgatory” of performing the iconic “Wednesday” dance yet again. In a new “SNL” promo released on Wednesday, of course, Ortega looks at a script as she speaks to Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy, the Please Don’t Destroy Boys comedy trio. “Honestly, this is really well written, I just don’t feel like I want to do the ‘Wednesday’ dance for promo because we’ve seen so much of that already and I think it’s time to do something new,” Ortega says. The PDD Boys agree with Ortega, until the camera pans out to reveal they’re dressed “down to the frill” in Wednesday Addams-inspired black dresses and braided wigs. After pretending like they don’t know the “Wednesday” dance at all and had no intention of filming it for the promo, Ortega finally agrees to go along with their poorly masked desire to indeed do the dance. In true Wednesday Addams fashion, Ortega stoically performs a snippet of the dance on the iconic “SNL” stage in between Higgins and Marshall while Herlihy captures the moment on a smartphone. The “Wednesday” dance took on a life of its own when it went viral on social media after the scene appeared in the Netflix show late last year. The “SNL” promo comes on the heels of an interview in which Ortega spoke about how she’d frequently change her character’s lines during “Wednesday’s” production, which spurred mixed reactions from those in the television industry. “SNL” airs live Saturday at 11:30pm EST/8:30pm PST on NBC and streams live on Peacock. Ortega is this week’s host with The 1975 as the musical guest..“Honestly, this is really well written,” she says. “I don’t feel like I want to do the.Lady Gaga recreating it.nWith host Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream VI) and musical guest The 1975 set to take the stages of NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend, we’re hoping for a show that’s a lot more Travis Kelce/Kelsea Ballerini and not much Woody Harrelson/Jack White as far as vibes go. But if the midweek sketch is any sign of what’s to come, we’re feeling pretty good about Saturday night. In the following clip, Ortega appreciates what Please Don’t Destroy (Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy & John Higgins) came up with as an SNL promo idea, but she’s not looking to go the ”Wednesday’ dance’ route again. Except… well… let’s just say that the trio was really hoping that Ortega would say yes…nImage: SNL ScreencapnHere’s a look at this week’s SNL midweek sketch, followed by a look back at the week so far:nnAnd here’s a look back at SNL’s welcome/intro video for Ortega and The 1975 from Tuesday, with a look at Ortega during read-thru most likely coming our way later on today:nnNBC’s SNL Season 48 includes Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Marcello Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Devon Walker, and Bowen Yang. Executive produced by Michaels, SNL is directed by Liz Patrick, with alum Darrell Hammond announcing. Based out of Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, the long-running late-night sketch comedy/music series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.nSATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — Season 48 Cast Shot — Pictured: (top row l-r) Michael Longfellow, Sarah Sherman, Punkie Johnson, Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Molly Kearney, Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson; (bottom row l-r) Marcello Hernandez, Michael Che, Bowen Yang, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Chloe Fineman, Devon Walker — (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC)nLorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live Season 48, SNL’s Future & MorenSpeaking with The New York Times, SNL creator Lorne Michaels addressed the casting changes, labeling the upcoming season as ‘a year of reinvention’ that could lead to some ‘exhilarating’ change. He also had some reassuring words for ‘Weekend Update’ fans and teased what’s in store for SNL’s big 50th-anniversary celebration. Here are some of the highlights:nCOVID-19 Fallout Resulted in Much Larger SNL Cast Than Usual: ‘The pandemic had put us in this position where no one could really leave because there were no jobs. And at the same time, if I don’t add new people every year, then the show isn’t the show. There have to be new people, for both our sake and also for the audience.’nMichaels Believes Cast Departures are Good Things for SNL: ‘We got to a point where we had a lot of people, and people weren’t getting enough playing time. The way the series has survived is by that level of renewal. The price of success is that people go off and do other things; their primary obligation is to their talent and to keep pushing that. And there’s something so much better about the show when all that matters is the show. There’s a time to say goodbye, and there’s a natural time for it, but the natural time just got interfered with by the pandemic.’n… Except with Colin Jost, Michael Che & ‘Weekend Update’: ‘Particularly, coming into a midterm election, I just need that part [‘Weekend Update’ with Che & Jost] to be as solid as it is.’nSNL’s 50th Anniversary/Season? Think Big: ‘The 50th will be a big event. We’ll bring everyone back from all 50 years and hosts and all of that. It will be a very emotional and very strong thing. There won’t be as many plus-ones, I can tell you that much.’nn.


Read more:

Chanel takes glittering, camellia-themed line-up to Paris catwalk

French fashion label Chanel took to a darkened runway for creative director Virginie Viard’s fall-winter collection on Tuesday, showing a glamorous line-up infused with references to a key brand symbol, the camellia flower. Read more >>

That’s like miakhalifa trying to escape the fact that she’s a porn star. 🤭

Jenna Ortega Gives Notes About ‘Wednesday’ Sketch Pitch in ‘Saturday Night Live’ PromoAs seen in the spot, Ortega has her doubts about performing a Please Don’t Destroy segment ahead of her ‘SNL’ hosting debut that airs March 11. I’d love if she just does it during the musical guest performance

Jenna Ortega vetoed a flash mob during ‘Wednesday’ dance sceneJenna Ortega admits she made some ‘almost unprofessional’ decisions on ‘Wednesday,’ from changing dialogue to vetoing a flash mob. No shit. She talked about that MONTHS ago when it was released. Man, Jenna is a genius. That would have been so dumb if everyone joined in like a cutesey glee moment.

SNL: Please Don’t Destroy Guilts Jenna Ortega Into Wednesday DancePleaseDontDestroy has a great idea for JennaOrtega’s midweek SNL promo… but this Wednesday dance feels a little too personal. / NBC SaturdayNightLive BenMarshall MartinHerlihy JohnHiggins / nbcsnl jennaortega

‘SNL’ Promo: Jenna Ortega Does The Wednesday Dance One More TimeThe Please Don’t Destroy Boys have ambushed yet another of SNL’s big-name hosts. In a promo for this week’s show, Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy try to convince Jen… Did she write all the sketches too?

‘SNL’: Jenna Ortega Doesn’t Want To Do the ‘Wednesday’ Dance in New PromoJenna Ortega wants to try something new on SNL, but the PleaseDontDestroy guys have their hearts set on the Wednesday dance in a new promo video. Watch it here:

Jenna Ortega Recreates the ‘Wednesday’ Dance in New SNL Promo ClipJenna Ortega Paired Her Favorite Accessory With a ’70s Tuxedo Vest for SNL

Source link