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Jenna Ortega recounts ‘weird’ Wednesday fan moment with flight attendant

Jenna Ortega has recalled some “weird” Wednesday fan interactions she’s experienced while travelling.

Since playing the title role in Netflix’s comedy-horror adaptation of Charles Addams’s iconic cartoon creation, the 20-year-old actor has become something of a phenomenon in her own right.

While Ortega, 20, admitted she isn’t surprised by the series’s warm reception by younger generations, what she didn’t anticipate was its appeal to older audiences as well.

Wednesday has a much wider audience than I anticipated, at least agewise,” she said during a recent Hollywood Reporter round-table with fellow actors Elle Fanning, Ayo Adebiri, Devery Jacobs, Natasha Lyonne and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

“So it’s older people and younger people [who recognise me],” Ortega added. “But I’ve had a couple of weird plane stories, too, where I’ve woken up to notes or things like that.”

The former Disney star went on to share the most recent fan interaction she had after disembarking an aircraft.

“I got off one yesterday, and at the end, the flight attendant took her hair down out of the bun and it was in two braids and she took her bangs down and she said, ‘You made me do this,’” Ortega recounted.

Wednesday is well-known for sporting two pigtail braids. Although, Netflix’s iteration took a more modern approach by adding a fringe to Ortega’s look.

Fanning also retold one of her “funny” fan encounters aboard a flight.

“It was a nighttime flight, I was full-on sleeping, and I get a little shake. This woman was like, ‘I was just wondering if you had any advice for an actor?’ I said, ‘Just keep on moving,’” the 25-year-old actor said.

Elsewhere, the child star opened up about the time she was rejected from a role because she was considered “unf***able”.

“It’s disgusting. And I can laugh at it now, like, ‘What a disgusting pig!’” Fanning said.


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