Jenna Ortega
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The 21-year-old actor snatched her first Emmy nomination this year, for her work as the titular character in Tim Burton’s “Wednesday,” the breakout series starring the reclusive daughter of the original “Addams Family” characters. That made her the youngest Latina acting nominee and the second-youngest for lead actress in a comedy series. But Ortega’s feat in the horror genre was far from over, as she starred in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s “Scream VI,” a domestic best for the horror franchise at the box office. However, she dropped out of a planned seventh film, citing other commitments, shortly after her co-lead Melissa Barrera was fired from the sequel by Spyglass Media Group for sharing posts and articles that criticized Israel’s operations in Gaza as a result of the ongoing Israel-Hamas War, which Spyglass deemed hate speech. Ortega will work with Burton again in the highly anticipated “Beetlejuice 2,” alongside returning stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara. The year also saw Ortega named a brand ambassador for Adidas’ first new label in 50 years and as the face of Dior’s Gris Dior fragrance. 

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‘Beetlejuice 2’ Trailer: Jenna Ortega Reawakens Michael Keaton’s Twisted Troublemaker in Eye-Popping New Footage

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Trailer: Jenna Ortega Reawakens Michael Keaton’s Twisted Troublemaker in Eye-Popping New Footage

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice," the follow-up to the 1988 comedy-horror classic. Michael Keaton returns as the foul-mouthed, shape-shifting ghoul joined by new cast members Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci and Justin Theroux. Also reprising their roles from the original film are Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara. "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice" sees the Deetz clan move back into their Winter River home after a sudden death in the family. When Lydia's (Ryder) rebellious teen daughter Astrid...


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