Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega Emma Myers and Christina Ricci (among others), broke numerous records in terms of viewership to become the most watched English Language Netflix Show with 252 million views. The series was a reintroduction of the Addams Family, focusing on the life and adventures of Wednesday Addams.
Netflix revealed its data on June 20,2023. The streaming giant’s most popular series in English is Wednesday Season 1. The supernatural thriller, starring Millie Bobby Brown, surpassed Stranger Things Season 4 in the global rankings across all languages. Squid Game Season 1, a Korean survival thriller, ranked first.
Wednesday, despite its popularity, courted controversy. While some are well-known, others have never been mentioned before. In anticipation of the release Wednesday Season 2, here are the five most scandalous incidents that occurred during the filming of and premiere of Wednesday season 1. Let’s get started.
1. Jenna Ortega Interfering with The Dialogues
Jenna Ortega is a teen actress who has appeared on shows like You and Jane the Virgin. She’s been known to be very opinionated and it has caused a lot a ruckus in the studio because she interfered constantly with the writing. In fact, in March 2023, Ortega herself claimed that she was ‘changing lines’ while filming Wednesday.
“The script supervisor thought that I was, like, going with something, and then I would have to sit down with the writers, and they would be like, ‘Wait, what happened to this scene?’ The actress explained that she had to explain why she couldn’t do some things on the podcast “Armchair Expert”. “I don’t think I’ve ever had my foot on a stage in the way that i had to on Wednesday.”
2. Alleged Racial Undertones in Tim Burton’s Film!
Many viewers took to social networks after the show premiered to criticize director Tim Burton. They believed that most characters who portrayed bullies and villains were people of color. Joy Sunday, a Nigerian actress, who played Bianca Barclay in the show, was portrayed as a mean girl. Imam Marson who played Lucas Wilson was also shown as a bully.
3. Percy Hynes White’s S*xual Assault Allegations!
Multiple women accused White, who played Xavier, of s*xual assault. Later, White took to Instagram in order to clarify his position and call the accusations false. “Hey everyone. I have something to clarify. Someone I’ve never known started a campaign online spreading misinformation about myself earlier this year. “My family has been doxed because of this and my friends received death threats,” claimed he via Instagram in 2023.
4. Jenna Ortega performs the famous Wednesday Dance while suffering from COVID-19
Jenna Ortega revealed some shocking details during the promotion of her show. She claimed to have shot the viral Wednesday Dance while suffering from COVID-19. Detailing her symptoms, she shared: “I woke up and—it’s weird; I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not very bad—I had the body aches. I felt like a goblin was scurrying around my esophagus and my throat.
5. Wednesday Season 2: Percy Hynes White is removed by the makers!
After the startling s*xual assault claims, the makers have decided to remove White’s characters Xavier from Wednesday Season 2. According to reports he was “written out” even though fans were waiting for more updates about his romantic pursuits of Jenna Ortega’s title character.
Koimoi is the place to go for more updates.
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