‘Wednesday’ faces backlash after Gina Ortega reveals she has coronavirus while filming a viral scene

Ortega, who plays the titular character, recalled that it was a “terrible portrayal” with the symptoms.

Wednesday It emerged as a huge hit for Netflix after debuting on November 23rd.

The Adams family Spinoff followed Jenna Ortega As the titular character as she navigates the secrets of Nevermore Academy

One scene, in particular, has the internet riled up, as fans completely captured Wednesday’s expressive moves in her school dance.

In the fourth episode of the season, Wednesday performs a groovy dance routine set to “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps.

As she delivers awkward and confident movements, her face remains completely blank and expressionless — not even a blink of an eye — adding to the intrigue of the moment, which has already become a TikTok meme and trend, as fans attempt to replicate the boogie moves in their videos that are generally set to Lady Gaga Instead “Bloody Mary”.

Unfortunately, the viral scene is now getting more attention – and a lot of backlash – after the actress told NME that she had COVID-19 while filming the dance.

“It’s crazy because it was my first day with COVID so filming was horrible,” Ortega said, adding that she “woke up and — it’s weird, I’ve never been sick and when I do it’s not so bad — I had body aches. I felt like I had been hit by a car.” and that a little imp was released into my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus.”

“They were giving me the medicine in between doses because we were waiting for the positive result,” explained Ortega from the production team.

She added, “I asked to redo it but we didn’t have time. I think I could have done it a little bit better.”

Fans immediately called out the streaming giant for forcing Ortega to film while she was feeling ill, and shortly after, Netflix made the following statement, buzzfeed: “Strict COVID protocols were followed, and once the positive test was confirmed, production removed Gina from the set.”

In a Reddit thread discussing the interview, a fan pointed this out to the creator Tim Burton And the production company acted carelessly as the scene included only a few extras: “It wasn’t a one-take scene, it was a complete dance club scene with a lot of people involved. I don’t blame Gina for informing them in time, but I think it was out of hand.” It is very responsible for the makers to continue filming especially since it involved a crowd.”

Another agreed, saying, “Yeah, they should have stopped filming for her and everyone else’s safety on set, too.”

Ortega, who previously revealed she felt “insecure” about the dance as she choreographed it herself after watching it. Archive footage of Gothic dancingwas praised for its authentic portrayal of the iconic character.

This series is already setting records.

according to Rolling Stone“Goo Goo Muck” saw an uptick in daily on-demand streams in the US, indicating it could become the band’s first-ever Hot 100 hit and repeat the success of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) after it was included in a pivotal scene. day Weird things Season 4.

Wednesday It has already outgrown the recent success Weird things installment, as Netflix tweeted earlier this week that the series “now holds the record for most hours watched per week for an English-language series on Netflix, with 341.2 million hours!”

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