The struggle that actors wage on different occasions to carry out a project is unknown to us as viewers, but Jenna Ortega decided to reveal the price she had to pay for recording Merlina.
The young actress who played the daughter of Homer and Morticia Addams said that her schedule for the recordings of the series was so demanding that she hardly slept and ended up crying hysterically on more than one occasion.
To prepare for this role, the 20-year-old actress had to learn many new things, such as fencing, canoeing, playing the cello and even speaking German. Of course, she took some of these classes months in advance, but in the middle of the recordings, Jenna kept taking lessons, which left her exhausted. During a question and answer panel organized by Netflix, the protagonist of merlin recounted his ordeal experiences.
It was to arrive two hours before [al set], do that day from 12 to 2, then go home and then go into Zoom and take whatever lessons I had. When I showed up at my apartment, my cello teacher was already waiting for me. It just happened constantly.
In addition, Jenna revealed that she couldn’t count on her weekends either, because if she had a day free from the recordings, she had to use it to continue taking her lessons. With such a tight schedule, it was impossible for her to get enough rest and she was deeply stressed, because due to her professionalism, she insisted on doing everything, without using doubles, such as playing the cello correctly, since she did not want to disappoint the cellists. to watch the series.
I could not sleep at all. I pulled my hair out. There are so many FaceTime calls that I made to my dad crying hysterically.
We start to run out of time because Merlina is in almost every scene. They had to start using stuntmen or occasionally cello doubles if they didn’t have time to get hands on, but I insisted on being as prepared as possible because I wanted them to be able to use me, because it’s more believable if you could see my face.
Finally, the protagonist of scream He said he has no idea what will happen in the second season, he doesn’t even know the production dates yet, although he admitted that he would prefer the plot to focus more on the protagonist’s experiences and less on love triangles.