Why Everyone Thinks Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega and Gwendoline Christie Are Married — It’s For The Sweetest Reason
Netflix’s latest hit series, Wednesday, sees Jenna Ortega’s titular character, an antisocial teen, who is at odds with Gwendoline Christie’s character. But animosity doesn’t translate into real life as the rising star and the established legend’s heartwarming bond has convinced everyone that they are married.
In the short time, Jenna Ortega has been in the industry, she has proven beyond any doubt that she is not just here to stay but to get herself included in the top tier of commendable actors. Her brewing stardom has exponentially climbed ever since she starred in Tim Burton’s Wednesday, which opened on Netflix recently to rave reviews both from the general audience and critics.
The series sees her playing Wednesday, a teen girl with psychic powers who has been labeled anti-social and a constant troublemaker. After being expelled from multiple schools, her parents admit her into Nevermore, an academy for outcasts like her. Though she is instantly seen as a notorious troublemaker by the principal, Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie), the duo eventually enters into a tense truce to tackle the pressing, and rather deadly, mysteries at play.
But the characters’ on-screen tension doesn’t translate at all in the bond the actors share in real life. In fact, in the fantasy land of fans of Jenna Ortega and Gwendoline Christie, the co-stars are actually married. Wondering what the catalyst is behind this sudden declaration? Well, it has been triggered by one heartwarming reason.
Why Is Everyone Saying Jenna Ortega and Gwendoline Christie Are Married?
Well, Wednesday isn’t simply collecting glowing reviews, it is also attracting attention for the camaraderie shared by its star cast, especially that between Christie and Ortega.
A few days ago, Christie sat down for a chat with ET Canada and gushed about Ortega’s impressive acting prowess as well as openly lauded her unique portrayal of Wednesday.
“I think that Jenna is truly exceptional in this role. She does a really incredible job. And she is an actress of great capability, and great dynamism, and really extraordinary force. She is an incredible force, and she brings her own inimitable fresh take on Wednesday. And we see more of Wednesday than we’ve ever seen before,” said Christie.
But what gave Gwendoline Christie and Jenna Ortega their current “marital status” was a press tour for the show at Comic-Con, where the Wednesday protagonist didn’t shy away from expressing how much she adores her co-star by calling the Sandman actor “My woman” and sharing that she loves her.
At the ensuing giggles from the audience, Ortega added, “Sorry, that might be disrespectful but that is my nickname for her because she’s my wife. Sorry, I look at you (Gwendoline Christie)… and my heart… anyway.”
Aww, right? It is a no-brainer that Jenna Ortega and Gwendoline Christie aren’t actually married — they are being simply called a couple given their palpable chemistry, shared fondness for each other, and close bond.
To quell the curiosity of those pondering Ortega’s current relationship status, the actor is currently single. Puns, fantasy pairings, and hilarious speculations aside.
though Wednesday fans have linked her to her co-star Percy Hynes-White and are, of course, hyping the way she addressed Christie during the interview, Ortega is currently focused on amping up her resume.
But Jenna Ortega and Gwendoline Christie’s Bond Is, Undoubtedly, Inspiring
It would have not been shocking if Christie and Ortega hadn’t been on good terms. After all, the former is an established, Emmy-nominated star. She could have easily turned her nose up at the very idea of being cordial to a rising new actor like Ortega who is getting her first major break as the star of the show.
Then there is the obvious age gap — the gaping generational chasm combined with the years in Hollywood that separate the two as well as the fact that Christie won’t be returning to the show could have hindered any and every chance of even polite admiration.
And yet, they bypassed the bare-minimum expectation of maintaining a professional relationship. They recognized a kindred spirit in one another, choosing to admire each other, recognize the positive aspects, and lift each other up whenever possible.