Jenna Ortega has rarely been out of the spotlight recently, and ever since the release of hit tv show Wednesday, her fanbase has only grown and grown.
However, it seems like not everyone has positive things to say about the actress and filmmaker and TV producer Steven DeKnight, recently blasted Ortega as “entitled” and “beyond toxic” in a series of tweets published to social media.
This come after the 20 year-old actress made an appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, in which she talked abut her experience on the set of Wednesday, making some bold claims about how she was treated while filming.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down more on a set in a way that I had to on Wednesday,” Ortega explained. “Everything that Wednesday does, everything I had to play, did not make sense for her character at all.”
“Her being in a love triangle? It made no sense. There was a line about a dress she has to wear for a school dance and she says, ‘Oh my god I love it. Ugh, I can’t believe I said that. I literally hate myself.’ I had to go, ‘No.'”
The star continued, “There were times on that set where I even became almost unprofessional in a sense where I just started changing lines.”
”The script supervisor thought I was going with something and then I had to sit down with the writers, and they’d be like, ‘Wait, what happened to the scene?’ And I’d have to go and explain why I couldn’t go do certain things.”
Whilst many people applauded Ortega’s ability to stand up for herself, filmmaker DeKnight took to Twitter to call the actress out.
Replying to a tweet that had quoted her explaining how she often changed her lines whilst on set, the filmmaker hit out at her behaviour.
“I love talking with actors about their lines/stories. But by the nature of the beast, they don’t have the full picture (in TV) of where the story is going and why some lines are needed for the whole to make sense,” he said.
“She’s young, so maybe she doesn’t know any better (but she should). She should also ask herself how she would feel if the showrunners gave an interview and talked about how difficult she was and refused to perform the material.”
He continued on, “This kind of statement is beyond entitled and toxic. I love her work, but life’s too short to deal with people like this in the business,”
What do you think of Ortega’s behaviour?