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Jenna Ortega Reveals Morning Routine, Reflects on Aubrey Plaza Viral SAG Awards Moment, ‘You’ Protagonist Joe Goldberg, Her Most Prized Possession & Advice That’s Helped Her Most

Jenna Ortega is opening up about her interests and her routines.

The 20-year-old Wednesday actress got candid and shared her Monday routine as part of WSJ. Magazine‘s My Monday Morning series.

During the conversation, she revealed what she does after waking up, how she feels about Wednesday’s style, the You protagonist’s choices, her most prized possession and the best piece of advice she’s received.

On what time she wakes up on Mondays, and the first thing she does after waking up:

“It depends. I’m usually working, usually [with an] early call time. I’m going to be up around 5, 6-ish. I have the same process every morning. I brush my teeth, wash my face, shower, get dressed and then I’m pretty much on the go. I might have coffee. I might not. I might just wing it, and that’s that.”

On how she likes her coffee and breakfast:

“Black. And then usually when I get on set, you go straight into blocking or rehearsals or hair and makeup, so I try not to do something that is too smelly or distracting. I’ll have a banana or an apple.”

On how she puts together her outfit in the morning:

“I’m awful at that. Especially because I’m usually going to work, so I wear my personal clothes for five seconds. So it’s just sweats, and I get cold really easily too, so I always go for a cardigan. I have these red thrifted boots from the ’70s that I’m obsessed with. So any time that I can find a way to get those in, I will.”

On becoming associated with Wednesday’s goth style, and how she defines her personal style:

“The problem is that since doing that show, if I do wear something black, it seems like I’m leaning into character, but it’s my genuine style. I genuinely resonate with Wednesday and the color black. It’s easy, and I feel the most like myself when I’m wearing all black, which is also why doing that job is really exciting.”

On recently becoming an ambassador for Gris Dior, and what she’s learned about her scent preferences, and what scents she can’s stand:

“I don’t know if I have a sensitive nose or what, but I’m very, very peculiar about the scents that I do like. I like something that is unisex and androgynous. I don’t like anything that’s too sweet. If something is sugar or lollipop or whatever, I can’t do it.”

On what was it like to be on set with Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the ’90s Addams Family movies, and whether she has any favorite moments with her:

“I was almost intimidated to work with her just because I respect her so much as an actor. It’s weird when you’re dressed up as she was 30 years ago, and I’m sure that may have been weird for her, but she definitely didn’t seem that way at all. She loves to play. Seeing her twist and watching her become the villain, I feel like that’s such a natural turn for her. And I mean that as the greatest compliment possible.”

On her take on the You protagonist Joe Goldberg, and whether he’s the ultimate villain or a redeemable guy:

“What are you talking about? That is a nice, good guy. Yeah, no. What an a–hole. That’s the scum of the earth, and I love watching painful things happen to him.”

On her and Aubrey Plaza’s going viral for their deadpan delivery at the SAG Awards, and whether they have talked at all about doing a project together:

“We were talking backstage. I would do anything with Aubrey.”

On what she considers her most prized possession:

“My headphones. I do not leave the house without them. Because music is such a stress reliever.”

On a favorite album that she’s listening to right now:

Sade is someone who will never do anything wrong, ever.”

On the one piece of advice that’s guided her most:

“Something that everyone is constantly learning—and something that I’m going through right now—is whatever it is that other people are saying or doing should not be a concern to you. It’s really easy nowadays with online to be influenced by everything else and everyone else. I try to only listen to people who are genuinely in my life and care for me and are supportive of me. It’s really important just to remember that all that stuff isn’t real as soon as you turn your phone off. Follow your own voice and decisions.”


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