Jenna Ortega’s beautiful tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Addams in history
The news of the death of Lisa Loring at the age of 64 was announced by one of her friends this Monday. The actress rose to fame for being the first actress to play Wednesday Addams in the original series ‘The Addams Family’ released in 1964 and based on the cartoons by Charles Addams published by the New Yorker magazine for more than 50 years.
In ‘The Adams Family’, considered a classic television series, Actress Lisa Loring, in her role as ‘Wednesday Addams’, had a way of dancing that became one of the most memorable aspects of the character. It was in these movements of the little performer that Jenna Ortega was inspired for hers, thus paying tribute to Loring and winking at the Addams lovers and, one could say, that creating a connection between both characters with this characteristic in common.
The dance of the new ‘Wednesday’, using the music of ‘Goo Goo Muck’ by The Cramps, has been one of the most talked about scenes of this first season of Merlina and, in fact, there have been many people who have wanted to imitate it, becoming the dance into a viral hit on TikTok.
In an interview on the American television program ‘The Tonight Show’, Jenna Ortega told how the strange and fun dance choreography came about. The actress explained that director Tim Burton let her prepare the choreography for the dance, which seemed like a great idea until he realized that he had to shoot it in two days and he still hadn’t even thought about what it was going to be like. . As Jenna Ortega explains, it hadn’t even started with just two days left
He began to work on the choreography, looking for many different sources of inspiration, “borrowing” everything he could from the different dances he found. She told with fun in the program that she did not sleep for two days, watching videos of ‘Siouxsie and the Banshees’, Denis Lavant in ‘Beau Travail’ and even archive images of gothic children dancing in clubs in the 80s .
In this same interview, Jenna Ortega says that something she was clear about was that she wanted to pay tribute to Lisa Loring in ‘The Addams Family’ by including part of Wednesday’s original dance. While it is true that the camera angle is cut at that particular moment, Ortega reaffirms that the reference is there. “I knew there were certain things I wanted to do. I paid tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Addams. I did a bit of shuffle What does she do. Of course, they cut when I did it, but it’s there! “I know he is!” said the actress.
Celebrities like Lady Gaga, known worldwide, as well as some of the Spanish stars of the moment have replicated, with more and less grace, this already super famous choreography.
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