March 16, 2023 | 10:19 a.m
Hollywood veteran Stephen DeKnight is shocking comments he made about “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega as being “toxic” and a “checker.”
deknet chirp Semi-apologies to Ortega for his earlier remarks — on Wednesday, appropriately enough — about the 20-year-old Netflix star.
“I can’t stress this enough: She’s an incredible talent,” said DeKnight, 58, who produced and wrote the script for shows like “Daredevil” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” during a career spanning several decades.
He added, “It was just an unfortunate situation to publicly expose creative differences, and I’ll also admit that the writers are on edge because of the impending strike, myself included. A perfect storm.”
The comments come after “Scream VI” star Ortega revealed on The Dax Shepard ShowArmchair expertThe podcaster who changed lines on a popular Netflix series and acted “unprofessionally” at times.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my feet more on a set in a way that I had to on a Wednesday,” Ortega stated earlier this week.
At first DeKnight They responded Tweeting, “She’s young, so she probably doesn’t know any better (but she should). She should also ask herself how she would feel if the presenters interviewed and talked about how hard it was and refused to perform the material.”
The producer and director also said that sometimes stars don’t have the perfect picture [in TV] Where is the story going and why are some lines needed for it all to make sense”.
The Post has reached out to DeKnight and Ortega for comment.
Meanwhile, “Wednesday” Currently it is the second most watched English-language programme 1.02 billion hours have been logged on Netflix since its debut on November 16th.
On the 48-year-old Sheppard’s podcast last week, the “Wednesday” star admitted that she put her “foot in” almost “unprofessional” for the Addams Family character she was “very protective of.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down more on set in a way that I had to on Wednesday,” she said. “Everything she did on Wednesday, everything I had to play, made absolutely no sense for her character.”
Ortega previously revealed that filming the show made her cry “hysterically” due to her hectic schedule.
“It used to come on two hours early, do it 12 to 14 hours a day, and then go home and get Zoom and pick up whatever lesson you’ve learned,” Ortega recalls.
Or go to my apartment. [and] My cello teacher was already waiting for me. It was going on, and if you could on the weekend, if we weren’t shooting on the sixth that week, it was like, “Okay, well, we’ll get your lessons that day.”
Despite her questionable behavior on set, Ortega is slated to star in the series’ second season – in addition to serving as one of the executive producers.
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