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Jenna Ortega Says She Had COVID Whereas Filming Iconic ‘Wednesday’ Dance Scene – Hollywood Reporter

The day Jenna Ortega filmed the now-iconic dance scene on Netflix’s Wednesday, she awoke with chilly signs that resembled COVID. She took a take a look at, and whereas ready for the outcomes, shot the dance she had choreographed herself.

“It’s loopy as a result of it was my first day with COVID so it was terrible to movie,” Ortega told NME throughout an interview that was launched forward of the present dropping on the streamer. “I awoke and – it’s bizarre, I by no means get sick, and after I do, it’s not very unhealthy.”

The actress defined that she awoke with physique aches, which isn’t one thing she sometimes feels, even when she does get sick.

“I felt like I’d been hit by a automobile and that slightly goblin had been let free in my throat and was scratching the partitions of my esophagus,” she continued. “They had been giving me medication between takes as a result of we had been ready on the constructive consequence.”

As soon as Ortega’s take a look at got here again constructive, MGM, the manufacturing firm behind Wednesday, advised the publication that “strict protocols had been adopted,” including, “as soon as the constructive take a look at was confirmed manufacturing eliminated Jenna from set.”

When Ortega recovered, she requested if she may redo the scene, however there wasn’t sufficient time within the manufacturing schedule. “I believe I most likely may have accomplished it a bit higher,” she added.

The actress stated that she bought the music for the dance scene, The Cramps’ “Goo Goo Muck,” every week earlier than filming it and got here up with the choreography herself.

“I’m not a dancer,” she stated, “and I’m certain that’s apparent.”

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