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Gina Ortega is hesitant to perform her viral dance Wednesday in an SNL promo


Gina Ortega is set to host Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the first time on March 11. She will be joined by musical guest The 1975. While the 20-year-old actress may be excited about this new experience, it looks like Jenna wasn’t too excited to perform her viral dance from her show Wednesday — or so the new promo suggests.

Jenna Ortega on the new SNL show

In the promo, we see Jenna sneak her now world-famous character Wednesday Addams from her Netflix show Wednesday. She is seen wearing an outfit based on the titular character in the show, when Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy of the comedy trio Please Don’t Ruin approach her and ask her to do the Wednesday Dance again.

Jenna aka Wed appreciates the script after reviewing it and then says it is well written. But she adds that she doesn’t want to do the Wednesday dance because people have seen too much of it. Then you suggest they do something new.

As the trio says they don’t want to do the viral dance either, Ortega points to their clothes. Someone asks if it’s from her TV show, unaware of her character. Then someone else jokes that it looks more like “Thursday Jones” than “Wednesday Addams.”

Upon hearing this, Gina Ortega reluctantly joins the trio to do her viral dance routine.

More on the viral Wednesday Addams dance

Gina Ortega herself danced a dance on Wednesday that went viral on social media. shown on 4y A Season 1 episode, based on the 1981 Goo Goo Muck from The Cramps. The dance became even more popular after TikTok users performed it to Lady Gaga’s song Bloody Mary.

Also read: What made Jenna Ortega say “F**k” on the new episode of Hot Ones?

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.