Following Wednesday’s popularity, people are discovering Jenna Ortega’s other parts, such as The Fallout, in which she deals with life after a school massacre.
The new eight-episode Netflix series, which is inspired by the 1991 movie The Addams Family, stars the 20-year-old in the lead role. She started acting when she was a little girl and has since had appearances in shows like Jane The Virgin, CSI: NY, Iron Man 3, Insidious: Chapter 2, and others.
She recently appeared in the 2022 horror movies X and Scream as well as the highly depressing 2021 film The Fallout.
Jenna Ortega stars in the 2021 movie The Fallout
Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler, who appeared in Dance Moms, star in Megan Park’s drama teen film The Fallout.
The film follows Vada, a high school student who must deal with the emotional consequences of a school tragedy. Wednesday’s star plays Vada in the role.
According to the IMDb description, “Relationships with her family, friends, and worldview are irrevocably transformed,” and the film has an excellent 7/10 stars on the website.
Vada starts to reinvent herself throughout the movie as she departs from her cozy family routine and reconsiders her connections and worldview.
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The “tragedy” Vada encounters is a school shooting that results in the deaths or critical injuries of numerous of her friends. She manages her trauma after the shooting and survives.
It tragically illustrates a scene that is all too often in the USA, where 12 children die from gun violence every day, as shown by Sandy Hook Promise.
Filming for the movie took place in California, where there have regrettably been nine mass shootings at schools since 2020—a horrifying figure.
The movie is incredibly real since dealing with the trauma of a school shooting is something that hundreds of youngsters in the US have to go through every day.
WARNING: The trailer that follows contains situations that some viewers might find upsetting.
Actress says playing Vada was ‘nerve-wracking’
Speaking to Deadline, Jenna admitted that she found playing Vada to be “nerve-wracking” due to how “relevant and sadly genuine” it is. “I only want to show respect to anyone who has ever gone through something similar. It’s a very delicate subject,” she said.
She added that she realized the film was being made from a “position of respect and well-meaning” after meeting with the writer-director Megan, so she felt “comfortable to proceed.” At her own school, the actress always practiced active shooter scenarios, and once a student even brought a real pistol to class.
When something becomes abruptly real in that way, it is intense. Nobody truly comprehends until it actually happens to them. I believe I already had that thought that it might occur at any time or anywhere.
Before taking on the job, Jenna educated herself by watching films, listening to interviews, and perusing photographs. She even attended rallies, conferences, and summits.