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Jenna Ortega Channels Her Wednesday Addams Energy While Eating Extremely Spicy Wings

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. The star barely raised an eyebrow at even the spiciest chicken wing, even adding extra hot sauce to the final round. Ortega didn't appear scared at the beginning of the game either, telling host Sean Evans «typically I can handle myself» when it comes to spicy food, adding that she was more «curious» than anything else.

Her ability to handle the spice in such a straight-faced manner felt reminiscent of her portrayal of the famously emotionless Wednesday Addams on Netflix's Like the other women who have taken on the role, Ortega brought a sense of morbid humor and deadpan delivery to the beloved character. «When you're going to be the lead of a story, you have to have some sort of emotional arc, some sort of emotional payoff,» Ortega said. «But Wednesday doesn't actually have that.» «Fighting the nostalgia that everybody feels for the '60s Wednesday and the '90s Wednesday, while also feeding into that,» she continued in reference to her approach to the character. «Giving a new take and making it your own to a new generation so that they're introduced to the character was a real balancing act.» Ortega also talked about her role in the upcoming film, , telling Evans she's been drawn to content that scares its audience «from a very early age.» «I know when I was younger when people would jump out from behind walls or something like that, I never moved, I never flinched,» Ortega said. «People would tell me I had no soul, so I felt like trying to get them back was kind of the start.» Ortega also took a second to explain why the '80s slasher film,, stands out as forever important to the horror genre. «It's got all the teenage tropes, it's got incredible gore, I feel like it's inspired so many films to come since then,» she.

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