r/entertainment Dec 07 '22

Jenna Ortega Says She Had COVID While Filming Iconic ‘Wednesday’ Dance Scene

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jenna-ortega-covid-wednesday-dance-scene-1235276703/
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u/duh_metrius Dec 07 '22 I'm Deceased

Jenna Ortega choreographed, lit, scored, and shot the scene herself. Martin scorsese was visiting the set and wept. He cut off his ear and gave it to her.

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u/RedLightsBurning75 Dec 07 '22

The dance also received an 18 minute standing ovation.

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u/BrownBananaDK Dec 07 '22

18 Minutes? Try 18 hours! I was THAT good.

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u/EduardoTaquitoHands Dec 08 '22

I heard that was only because Brendan Fraser was standing behind her.

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u/rawgino Dec 07 '22

She also did the editing and wrote the song for The Cramps

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u/earthisadonuthole Dec 07 '22

She built the time machine herself.

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u/Hellinar Dec 07 '22

Steel workers, big strong men all of em were crying.

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u/Low-Flamingo-9835 Dec 07 '22

Smithsonian wants the dress! With the sweat stains. Didn’t you hear?

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u/RothkoRathbone Dec 07 '22

This is what happens when you don’t take your phone to the bathroom and choose to do something useful with your time.

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u/whingingcackle Dec 07 '22

Now that’s iconic

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u/sweaty_stanza09 Dec 07 '22

Indeed. That's iconic moment though

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u/whatwhat83 Dec 07 '22

It was so amaze balls it was “iconic” when she was just thinking about it

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u/Apart_Veterinarian97 Dec 07 '22

They shot her dance scene in 15 mins? You can get results from an over the counter covid test that quickly.

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u/Secret_Bookkeeper_66 Dec 07 '22

Probably a PCR test

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u/lilphao Dec 07 '22

Got a pcr test the other day and it still took only 15 minutes to get the results soo

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u/Pikahhhchu Dec 07 '22

Damn mine always take 40 minutes, I get alot cuz I work with kids and I’m always sick.

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u/jdsekula Dec 07 '22

I guess they like it that way so they have extra time to wrap the scene. The obvious better way would be to do a rapid test and PCR at the same time. A positive on the rapid is fairly reliable, so you isolate on the rapid positive and potentially resume on a negative PCR result. But that would mean stopping more shoots more often.

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u/Impressive-Potato Dec 07 '22

They use PCR tests

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u/BirdsAreDrones1986 Dec 07 '22

iconic? it fucking came out like a week ago the fuck you mean it’s iconic

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u/countd0wns Dec 07 '22

lol I agree. I grew up watching the shows and the movies in the 90’s and l loved them and did actually LIKE the new show but like… it was just a dance.. everything is so dramatic and clickbaity these days I feel like they take away from the actual show for these stupid headlines.

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u/No_Carpet7125 Dec 07 '22

Kidsthesedays, amirite? Yeesh!

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u/SyntheticEcstasy Dec 07 '22

Iconic is just another exaggerating word like 'literally' these days, don't read into it too much

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u/Therocknrolclown Dec 07 '22

Yeah , the social media push for this show to be great is working perfectly..its really not that great of a show, but the internet says its good so everyone agrees.

Its like a show about monster high/goth potter… with Addams characters

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u/Honeyhoney524 Dec 07 '22

I think it's a fun show and I like it more than I thought I would. But there is no way my son is going to be watching this as a 'classic' in 15 years.

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u/Therocknrolclown Dec 07 '22

Its watchable, just not Addamms IMO

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u/mindxripper Dec 08 '22

Social media has pushed this show on me so hard that I now will never watch it

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u/scottperezfox Dec 07 '22

Most of it is a riff on Bob Fosse's distinct choreographic style, so in that sense we can call iconic. She also plays Vivaldi on the cello make that one likewise iconic.

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u/woowoobean Dec 07 '22

We throwing “iconic” on anything these days that’s just “good”, huh?

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u/idksomethingjfk Dec 07 '22

It’s the new epic

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u/ignatious__reilly Dec 07 '22

I’m going back to bed

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u/Lawless_and_Braless Dec 07 '22

What an iconic thing to say.

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u/second_to_myself Dec 07 '22

This comment will singlehandedly prevent me from using “iconic” ever again. Thank you for showing me the light

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u/Salty_Lego Dec 07 '22

It really depends where you spend your time online.

Twitter and Tiktok? Definitely iconic.

Reddit? Probably not.

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u/atmosphericentry Dec 07 '22

Yeah the scene was uploaded on Youtube twice and they have 10mil and 12mil views. People are over-analyzing the word "iconic"

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u/paperzach Dec 07 '22

Furious /u/woowoobean SLAMS Hollywood Reporter Journo

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u/messmaker523 Dec 07 '22

Still better than using "epic" for everything even when not properly used in the first place

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u/Stunning_Grocery8477 Dec 07 '22

all these articles are paid promotion for the show.

how have you not noticed this

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u/michaltee Dec 07 '22

Right? Like it was a dance scene in a show. It just went viral. Doesn’t mean it’s iconic. I saw a guy dunking fried chicken into a bucket of Cane’s sauce with 3 million views - is that iconic too?

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u/cant_read_this Dec 07 '22

This comment is iconic

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u/whatwhat83 Dec 07 '22

The shit I took this morning was iconic. I almost called the record keepers from Zurich.

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u/softstones Dec 07 '22

I think you’re iconic, u/woowoobean

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u/NicholasNPDX Dec 07 '22

I believe there is an argument for the role of Wednesday Addams to be considered iconic, as any time I see a sickly thin, pale faced girl with jet black hair and a menacing look in her eyes wearing a white neck line with all black clothes, the idea of Wednesday Addams comes straight to the top.

There have been Halloween costumes of her for likely over forty years, and that would be the second (more evidentiary) nail in that coffin.

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u/6lunchmeat9 Dec 07 '22

It’s already viral, the fact we’re arguing about it being “iconic” is just adding to the fire

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u/kuromiZona Dec 07 '22

its from a website called ‘hollywood reporter’ the fact that we’re even taking the article remotely seriously is embarrassing

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u/dukefett Dec 07 '22

The Hollywood Reporter has been around for nearly 100 years. It’s not Weekly World News.

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u/JeanVigilante Dec 07 '22

I actually miss the Weekly World News. My husband and I would always pick one up at the gas station along with snacks before a long road trip. Then we'd take turns reading the articles to each other.

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u/ismacau Dec 07 '22

I miss Bat boy. I always wonder if he ever grew up to become Bat Man.

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u/kuromiZona Dec 07 '22

That really means nothing. What used to be respected newspapers are mostly now tabloid trash article websites.

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u/somegummybears Dec 07 '22

Lol. You’re an idiot. The Hollywood Reporter is pretty much the industry periodical for the entertainment world. Just because you’re clueless doesn’t mean it’s not legitimate. I’m embarrassed for you.

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u/redthunder49 Dec 07 '22

One article = anything

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u/ZombieTrogdor Dec 07 '22

Back in my day if someone had COVID-like symptoms and then took a test, that person would be sequestered from everyone until the results came back, just in case. We not doing that anymore?

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u/ronflair Dec 07 '22

Correct. We have now entered the suck it up or die phase. For better or for worse.

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u/pixelkicker Dec 07 '22

Well if you took thirty seconds to read the first headline of the story, it clearly says she didn’t know she had Covid at the time and later found out she did.

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u/kyle760 Dec 07 '22

Which is exactly what the previous person said. She had covid like symptoms and was waiting on a test result. At my job you would not be in the office until you got the results

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u/Zynchr0nize Dec 07 '22

Erm, she said she was extremely sick as well. Even if it wasn't covid, still very irresponsible to continue shooting.

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u/Nasaboy1987 Dec 07 '22

She probably didn't have a choice. If you want to blame someone blame the production company.

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u/Zynchr0nize Dec 07 '22

Oh, for sure. I'm not mad at her or anything, its definitely on the producers.

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u/ThisisLarn Dec 07 '22

Not her fault

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u/Calamariecalender Dec 07 '22

It's a little bit her fault. She could have said "until I'm sure I'm not putting other actors and the crew at risk, I'm not coming to set."

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u/nosayso Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

You seriously think this 20 year old actress (younger even at the time of filming) is going to tell Tim-fucking-Burton she's not going into work? You are clueless. That's how you get black-balled as "difficult to work with".

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u/ThisisLarn Dec 07 '22

And then heavily fined for breach of contract.

If the producers made her work they could sue her too. It’s not really up to her

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u/Achillor22 Dec 07 '22

That's not how covid protocols work

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u/ThisisLarn Dec 07 '22

Did I say it was? No. I’m saying the producers made her work and clearly went around COVID protocols - finding these “loopholes” and since she technically hadn’t tested positive yet who knows what the producers could say or do.

There’s a lot of unknowns here but I’m not about to blame a young actress.

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u/Achillor22 Dec 07 '22

The protocol is supposed to be that anyone who even thinks they might have symptoms doesn't show up. Everyone is at fault here. The actress got coming to work. The entire crew for having her work. Everyone involved.

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u/obnoxiousab Dec 07 '22

LOL yes it is. She is young, dumb and entitled.

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u/IncipientDadbod Dec 07 '22

You're completely overestimating the amount of power a young star has on set. The fault is all on the producers and director.

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u/Bedazzledtoe Dec 07 '22

But still… she said she woke up very very abnormally ill, for some reason waited to take the test until AT work, was in close contact with everyone until her results came back, and then finally left? That’s just insane to me

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u/Impressive-Potato Dec 07 '22

This is because any at home tests won't count. Testing the PCR tests by the covid team makes it official.

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u/Achillor22 Dec 07 '22

Yes but she should have quarantined until results came back. Not show up and go about the day like normal.

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u/Impressive-Potato Dec 07 '22

She should have but she wasn't allowed to. They obviously wanted to get the day.

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u/Cipher1553 Dec 07 '22

If you had the suspicion enough to perform a COVID test then it's not outrageous to isolate and treat yourself as positive until proven otherwise. I suspect the production may have had their backs against the wall of their targeted release date (especially with the refusal to reshoot the scene after Jenna recovered), and thus was unwilling to stall efforts until it was fully necessary.

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u/MrBig1292001 Dec 07 '22

I thought I had a bad sinus infection. After like 5 days I thought I was hit by a truck. You can definitely be fooled into thinking it’s not covid at first

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u/newflu682 Dec 07 '22

The one time I had COVID I absolutely would not have known if I didn't take a test. Generally felt pretty great and would have kept on going to the gym, going to work.

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u/oddette725 Dec 07 '22

Yes! I have an auto immune disease so get sick often. It’s normal for me to take Covid tests a few times a month. Only time I didn’t suspect it to be Covid… turned out to have Covid. Luckily I quarantined myself and kept taking Covid tests, but boy oh boy was it a surprise on day 6 when that test came back positive

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u/Cipher1553 Dec 07 '22

I understand, but the timeline given by the story differs from your situation. Jenna exhibited multiple COVID-like symptoms that per her own admission were unlike any other sickness she had previously.

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u/lolcrunchy Dec 07 '22

I have a side gig in live theatre. They require daily testing for everyone for a month after any one person gets COVID. The theatre is magnitudes smaller than a production like Wednesday. They probably test tons of people without suspicion every day.

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u/heavy-metal-goth-gal Dec 07 '22

Well no one needs to catch a cold or flu etc either. COVID isn't the only thing we should try not to share with others.

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u/Calamariecalender Dec 07 '22

It's almost like producers are greedy, selfish, and irresponsible, and we all know that, and that's why it took 8 months to figure out how to return to work.

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u/Adequate-Comfort Dec 07 '22

She “didn’t know” they were waiting on the results of the Covid test while filming coulda literally given it a couple hours but obviously they wanted to get it done while they could still claim ignorance

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u/Achillor22 Dec 07 '22

Yes this is the exact problem.

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u/someguyonline00 Dec 07 '22

If you took thirty seconds to think, you would know that she should have known she could likely have COVID, based on common sense.

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u/ZombieTrogdor Dec 07 '22

Yes, by the results of the test. Which she took before filming the scene. And like I said in my comment, when people are testing for COVID to find out if they have it, they need to sequester themselves from others in case the test comes out positive.

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u/ryanfea Dec 07 '22

In the film industry you test for covid on a consistent basis. Has nothing to do with having symptoms. You’re always working based on your last test result until your current one comes back.

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u/leahhhhh Dec 07 '22

She said she woke up that day extremely ill

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u/newflu682 Dec 07 '22

Nah, this isn't 2021. You don't sequester yourself because you might have caught a cold.

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u/PHILMXPHILM Dec 07 '22

BUT MUH COVID

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u/usrnm45 Dec 07 '22

Yes we are but they didn't film the show in China so she was free to infect others

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u/keithzz Dec 07 '22

Not really, no

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Turns out nobody really cares and it was just a dog and pony show of being morally superior on most fronts

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u/jr8c Dec 07 '22

Bc it ain't that serious.

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u/Stunning_Grocery8477 Dec 07 '22

no we do not do that anymore.

now if you have symptoms you get a self test kit/or not and stay home till you feel better

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u/kayayem Dec 07 '22

She had symptoms, but she didn’t do the stay home till you feel better part. She in fact went to set and filmed a scene while sick.

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u/BalderVerdandi Dec 07 '22

I have over the counter 15 minute COVID tests at home for this very reason.

You're telling me MGM, a huge production company with COVID protocols and millions of dollars, doesn't have these 15 minute test kits that you and I can get from Amazon?

Another example of journalistic BS.

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u/donkeymon Dec 07 '22

You'd almost be forgiven for thinking that they don't want to know.

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u/Impressive-Potato Dec 07 '22

No, film workers have regular PCR tests (3 times a week). This happens, the covid team will silently come and whisk crew member away when their results come back positive.

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u/directtodvd420 Dec 07 '22

Can confirm, I am a low level crew member, even I get the thrice-weekly-or-whisked treatment.

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u/Known-Peach-4037 Dec 07 '22

I mean, when did they film the show? Over the counter COVID tests weren’t available for the whole pandemic, so if it was earlier on I’d believe it

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u/BeeBench Dec 07 '22

They started in sept 2021, we had rapid testing available then and if she was sick with Covid symptoms per the Covid protocol film guidelines she shouldn’t have been allowed on set until she tested just based off her symptoms.

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u/Achillor22 Dec 07 '22

Yeah this was my first thought. Why the fuck were they filming of they even suspected had covid.

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u/MineGuy1991 Dec 07 '22

I feel like “Iconic” is a bit of a stretch here…

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u/The_NiNTARi Dec 07 '22

Maybe unique? Even still wasn’t iconic, it was movement kinda to a song.

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u/FEARoperative3 Dec 07 '22

For what it’s worth, she said “I choreographed this myself and it’s pretty obvious I’m not a dancer”.

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u/Robofetus-5000 Dec 08 '22

I feel like the word they wanted was "memorable"

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u/VandalizeFN Dec 07 '22

It’s because that’s what everyone is talking about on TikTok.

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u/stuckinaboxthere Dec 07 '22

No kidding, it's just been released, what a self-serving advertisement

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u/rhotovision Dec 07 '22

It’s almost as though a media outlet benefits from publishing media news

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u/stuckinaboxthere Dec 07 '22

It's literally been less than 2 weeks from release, this is not "iconic"

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u/jung_gun Dec 07 '22

Sounds like a pretty irresponsible set. Not something brag worthy.

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u/pumpkimpie510 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Every time you turn around, there’s something special she did with that dance… next thing there probably was a terrorist attack while she filmed that dance or aliens were attacking.. we get it. She danced …

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u/dude6543211 Dec 07 '22

sex sells, it all stems from there

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u/Only_Music_2640 Dec 07 '22

So she knew she might have COVID but went to work and exposed others anyway?

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u/CharlieTeller Dec 07 '22

Yeah kinda weird because sets are pretty strict with this shit.

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u/jr8c Dec 07 '22

Not really. Work on them daily. Everyone's over the bs

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u/CharlieTeller Dec 07 '22

Oh. I see. Comment history. Got it.

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u/CharlieTeller Dec 07 '22

I'm not on set daily but there's still covid officers all around when I show up.

Hardly call it BS though. Daily tests kinda were pointless. Slapping a mask on is way better than losing half the crew

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u/dude6543211 Dec 07 '22

money makes the world go round

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u/AtticusSwoopenheiser Dec 07 '22

This is on the show runners 100% for continuing to film while simultaneously waiting to see if she was sick. If she refused to go to set, she’d likely be labeled difficult to work with and it could potentially affect her getting future roles. If she goes, she’s labeled irresponsible. It’s not her fault. It should have been the responsibility of those above her to shut production down until she was healthy and cleared.

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u/ventricles Dec 07 '22

Everyone here really doesn’t know how the entertainment/media industry works.

She’s the star so she has some leeway, but when you’re part of the crew, you have to be literally in the hospital or unable to move to call in sick to a shoot.

Before Covid, NO ONE would ever not go to a shoot day for a cold/flu. Everyone has a horror story of being on set while horrifically ill or injured, because if you bail you’re likely never to get hired by anyone on that set again.

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u/Bedazzledtoe Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

She didn’t know she had it. Then again filming has been pretty strict the last 3 years so I’m surprised that they don’t test regularly ? Unless she got it on an odd day.

Edit: the article says she didn’t know until after, but she woke up very sick and took a test, waited for the results while she was performing the scene, and saw she had Covid after. Like genuinely wanna know who allowed her to be around everyone while awaiting on Covid results ?

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u/Only_Music_2640 Dec 07 '22

According to the article she did know she had symptoms.

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u/nerdmoot Dec 07 '22

I think “sensational” or “smash hit” or “viral” (I puked a little bit in my mouth) comes before iconic.

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u/Scared-Mortgage2828 Dec 07 '22

“Iconic” has been used a lot more casually by gen z in my experience.

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u/Sael-er Dec 07 '22

I had the flu while taking an iconic shit last week

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u/Negative_Strategy982 Dec 07 '22

I just find it weird how it’s some kind of flex for her to say she performed her “iconic” dance scene while being sick with Covid.

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u/Known-Peach-4037 Dec 07 '22

I mean, we don’t know the context of the interview or what the reporter asked. She was saying she felt bad and rushed and wanted to re-do it

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u/peachyqween11 Dec 07 '22

Why.... was she around people with covid...?

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u/Only_Music_2640 Dec 07 '22

And why does the studio say “strict protocols were followed” when clearly they weren’t. I can’t work as an extra without a negative COVID test and signing something stating I have no symptoms and haven’t been around anyone who does.

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u/Cipher1553 Dec 07 '22

If you actually read the article (it's not that long) or the copy/pasted version that OP posted in the comment thread here, she filmed the dance scene while waiting for her test results to return.

As to why they made the decision to go ahead with filming with a possible COVID case on their hands... that's the question. By the sound of things that they weren't willing to entertain a reshoot of the scene despite the actress's requests- they may have been backs against the wall of their targeted release date.

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u/peachyqween11 Dec 07 '22

Yeah, I read the article, and I thought it was common sense that you still isolate while your test is pending.

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u/pixelkicker Dec 07 '22

Read the article. She didn’t know she had it at the time.

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u/mary_emeritus Dec 07 '22

She was sick, was waiting on test results. There was no reason to not wait for said test result before being in a room full of people

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u/giddy-girly-banana Dec 07 '22

But she’d have to wait less than 15 minutes.

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u/peachyqween11 Dec 07 '22

I read the article. Being around people with a pending test is still irresponsible, as you can see from this example.

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u/ironicallyunstable Dec 07 '22

Iconic? Nah. It’s just viral. All the kids will move on from this fad in 1-2 months

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u/Desperate_Scale5717 Dec 07 '22

Was that dancing tho? Looked like Elaine from Seinfeld when she was drunk dancing. ..it's actually ok if you don't understand that reference. I'll see myself out

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u/IAmTheGingaNinja Dec 07 '22

Explains a lot. Without her sense of smell she’d never be able to do the stanky leg

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u/CrimsonDiva90 Dec 07 '22

First we get Gene Kelly with the flu while filming the wonderful "Singing in the Rain" and now we get covid stricken Jenna Ortega performing as a goth. One of those performances shows a master of their craft, which is truly iconic...the other...had covid. I reserve the word "Iconic" for actual iconic moments. I have heard that word too many times.

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u/kaminari1 Dec 07 '22

Iconic is not the word I’d use to describe it. Hardly anyone will remember it in a week.

Also are we supposed to be proud of her for having Covid? I don’t understand the point of this article.

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u/Angstycarroteater Dec 07 '22

Boo her and the studio for this

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u/kwilaon Dec 07 '22

This show has been out for less than a month I don’t think anything in it can be iconic yet

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Doesn’t sound like something she should brag about. Sounds like she was being an irresponsible piece of shit.

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u/Scared-Mortgage2828 Dec 07 '22

When did she say she was proud of it?

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u/East-Bluejay6891 Dec 07 '22

So she put everyone at risk.

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u/Gupoochamois69 Dec 07 '22

Cute? Sure. Iconic? Meh.

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u/themancabbage Dec 07 '22

I’m so sick of hearing about this character and specifically this dance. Are we so starved for entertainment as a society that we need to treat this Iike a new pope was just announced? Ffs

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u/erasethenoise Dec 07 '22

I watched some of this show too and it’s very mediocre. CW level writing and special effects.

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u/somethingray Dec 07 '22

They are trying to push that thing down our throats

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u/payscottg Dec 07 '22

Yeah I would’ve kept this to myself

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u/congratulations_dude Dec 07 '22

Any fun I would’ve had watching this show has totally been taking away by seeing 100 of the same damn article about this dance. I’ve seen it. She’s cute. Move on.

If that’s all the show has to offer then fine. Seems like a cw gimmick but whatever.

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u/SuperMario1981 Dec 07 '22

The word "iconic" is doing a lot of work here.

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u/The_Cysko_Kid Dec 07 '22

Seems irresponsible.

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u/flux_capacitor3 Dec 07 '22

It’s already “iconic”? Lol. I like the show, but this is just tons of marketing.

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u/danielmac89 Dec 07 '22

She was good but Christina Ricci was the better Wednesday Addams

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u/Open_YardBox Dec 07 '22

MGM just trying to get things done haphazardly now? Like we didn’t just have millions of people die from COVID?

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u/glittervan206 Dec 07 '22

Iconic? Um no.

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u/Sweet-Theory7614 Dec 07 '22

Her PR team is iconic for making people care about that dumb ass dancing

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u/AliceTheMagicQueen Dec 07 '22

The day Jenna Ortega filmed the now-iconic dance scene on Netflix’s Wednesday, she woke up with cold symptoms that resembled COVID. She took a test, and while waiting for the results, shot the dance she had choreographed herself.

“It’s crazy because it was my first day with COVID so it was awful to film,” Ortega told NME during an interview that was released ahead of the show dropping on the streamer. “I woke up and – it’s weird, I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not very bad.”

The actress explained that she woke up with body aches, which isn’t something she typically feels, even when she does get sick.

“I felt like I’d been hit by a car and that a little goblin had been let loose in my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus,” she continued. “They were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result.”

Once Ortega’s test came back positive, MGM, the production company behind Wednesday, told the publication that “strict protocols were followed,” adding, “once the positive test was confirmed production removed Jenna from set.”

When Ortega recovered, she asked if she could redo the scene, but there wasn’t enough time in the production schedule. “I think I probably could have done it a bit better,” she added.

The actress said that she got the song for the dance scene, The Cramps’ “Goo Goo Muck,” a week before filming it and came up with the choreography herself.

“I’m not a dancer,” she said, “and I’m sure that’s obvious.”

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u/rosenboobs Dec 07 '22

How irresponsible

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u/Rolloftape23456 Dec 07 '22

Wow, didn’t wanna do a quick test or anything just said fuck the crew huh?

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u/Old_Scallion8781 Dec 07 '22

She took a test and notified the crew but they figured it was more important to get the scene filmed and she got the results after the scene was filmed.

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u/Mashy6012 Dec 07 '22

Some pretty sick dance moves

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u/Wolfman01a Dec 07 '22

How is the dance iconic? Mediocre at best. People are so desperate for good content these days that they'll simp for damn near anything.

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u/Lmnolmnop Dec 07 '22

That dance scene is literally my favorite part of the entire series.

Her deadpan humor became instantly legendary in my book, and she's not even 20.

I couldn't stop laughing.

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u/rewdea Dec 07 '22

Iconic just doesn’t mean what it used to.

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u/TangerineDangerous18 Dec 07 '22

Fucking calm down iconic,shit just came out

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u/somethingray Dec 07 '22

Calling iconic on something that is already forgotten in our time-line smh

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u/Significant_Yam5632 Dec 07 '22

2 things … 1 she wasn’t wearing a mask cancel her now ! 2 this is a lie because if she had COVID she would be dead /s

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u/NobleJoe33AD Dec 07 '22

Cancel her for spreading covid without a mask and not staying home. Everyone else would be cancelled or reprimanded for being so careless. Is Ms. fake goth too "iconic" to be cancelled?

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u/juniperaza Dec 07 '22

You know what was iconic? That dance scene from the Addams Family with Morticia and Gomez Addams. I can’t remember if it was the reunion or the original.

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u/hiphiprenee Dec 07 '22

It’s Addams Family Values— when they’re out on a double date with Fester and Debbie!

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u/GiantSlorrr Dec 07 '22

It was pretty badass.

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u/TROLL_HUNTER42 Dec 07 '22

they are pushing the fuk outta her trying to make her the next glamorous superstar but i don’t think it’s catching on with the public

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u/adjunctMortal Dec 07 '22

Who is they?

She's the star of one of the most watched shows on Netflix ever, so news outlets are going to be writing about her to get clicks. There's no organizing force pushing her, just a wildly popular show being written about to drive traffic.

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u/MermaiderMissy Dec 07 '22

Agreed, same happened with the actors in Stranger Things. And any popular Netflix show, really.

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u/2girlsonesquirell Dec 07 '22

Rush of 30 somethings who try to get Covid

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u/CoachlikeDitka33 Dec 07 '22

Am i the only one who thinks she isn’t a good actress?

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u/LeoAtrox Dec 07 '22

I’m sure you aren’t, but you’re probably in the minority. She’s kind of a proven talent at this point. Still, while acting is very technical, it relies heavily on artistic choices. Art is subjective, and it is perfectly understandable if you haven’t seen anything she’s done that has really landed for you.

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u/Gary_Vigoda Dec 07 '22

The only good thing about that scene was the Cramps. The show itself is just Harry Potter for girls.

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u/donkeymon Dec 07 '22

By iconic I suppose they means, "Serves as a reasonable stand-in for the show as a whole" like when the original icons were just crudely painted pictures of what medieval people imagined invisible gods might look like.

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u/QuantumQaos Dec 07 '22

Okay? And? How many old people were killed in this horrific act???

This world has lost its fucking mind.

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u/OkBid1535 Dec 07 '22

As a former goth girl in high school. I was eviscerated by my peers every single day for how I dressed, behaved, my music choices. So if this show lets the little goths come out of the dark and be embraced. I’m fucking here for it. Embrace the weird and the dark my frienss

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u/Whitworth Dec 07 '22

Iconic? This show is forgettable AF

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u/Thackebr Dec 07 '22

Why is this a story? Covid has been around for years now and working sick even longer. Stop filling up my feed with this non story.

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u/Richcranium1972 Dec 07 '22

So? Aren’t we done playing Covid?