Jenna Ortega is officially over the infamous Wednesday dance. Or is she? The star, who is set to host Saturday Night Live on March 11, poked fun at the viral power of the now iconic dance in a promo skit ahead of her appearance, saying she’s ready for “something new.”
In the short video Jenna is holding a script and chatting with the three members of Please Don’t Destroy. “Honestly, this is really well-written, I just don’t feel like I want to do the Wednesday dance for promo since we’ve seen so much of that already,” she shares. “I think it’s time to do something new.” A quick pan to the actors reveals that they’re each dressed as Wednesday Addams in her black ruffled Rave’N Dance gown, complete with braided wigs with bangs. The guys pretend they, too, don’t want to do the dance. “I just didn’t know because you’re all dressed exactly like Wednesday…down to the frill,” Jenna says.
Eventually, after a little gentle teasing from the three comedians, Jenna agrees to do the dance as the remixed TikTok version of “Bloody Mary” plays in the background. Not exactly enthusiastically, but hey, we get it—she’s been doing it for months and talking about it during every interview. It’s only natural she’d be a little bored with it.
But to say the dance went viral is an understatement; everyone from Lady Gaga to North West has tried their hand at the choreography. Jenna was not prepared for the overwhelming response to the now iconic dance, telling Jimmy Fallon that she barely practiced it—she even lied to Wednesday creator Tim Burton about her progress on choreographing it.