After solidifying her presence in the horror genre by playing Wednesday in the new Tim Burton Netflix adaptation, Jenna Ortega continues her momentum by portraying Lydia's daughter, the character originally played by Winona Ryder, in the upcoming movie "Beetlejuice 2."
While certain Hollywood screenwriters were criticizing Jenna Ortega during their strike, the 21-year-old actress landed a new role in the upcoming Tim Burton film, "Beetlejuice 2.”
What is “Beetlejuice”?
"Beetlejuice" is an American horror-comedy film directed by Tim Burton, released in the 1990s. The story follows Barbara and Adam Maitland, a couple who die in a car crash and become ghosts trapped in their home.
When a new family moves into their house, the couple goes mad and tries to scare them away, but fails miserably. Consequently, they seek the assistance of Beetlejuice, a mischievous spirit expert in haunting and terrorizing, who ultimately becomes uncontrollable.
"Beetlejuice" is widely regarded as a classic horror-comedy movie in Hollywood and has become an iconic piece of art in the horror genre. "Beetlejuice remains one of the most memorable horror-comedy movies ever made. The humor is twisted, the visuals are bizarre, and the cast is absolutely stellar," stated film critic Chris Coffel at Bloody Disgusting.
Jenna Ortega is the New Face of the Horror Genre?
After starring in the original Netflix series "Wednesday," the horror movie "X" directed by Ti West, and the well-established horror franchise "Scream," Jenna Ortega appears to be cementing her interest in the horror genre and has become one of the new "horror it girls" of the 2020s. Ortega and Mia Goth are now recognized for their roles in some of the most iconic horror movies, and the public seems to associate their image with the genre, making them icons. "Jenna Ortega is the horror queen of this generation," states one Twitter user, while another asks, "Am I witnessing Jenna Ortega becoming Hollywood's new edgy horror girl?"
This dark image seems to follow the young actress wherever she goes. She recently wore a sensational gothic dress that exuded opulence on the red carpet of the 2023 Met Gala.
Edited by Adedamola Aregbesola
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