Jenna Ortega graces the new issue of ELLE
Jenna Ortega; Carolina Herrera FW '23 (Courtesy) ...
The Daily: Emerging icon Jenna Ortega is the cover star of ELLE’s April 2023 issue. The actress, who has achieved worldwide recognition thanks to her titular role on Netflix’ Tim Burton-helmed Wednesday, spoke to writer Hunter Harris about the experience of becoming a household name, as well as the journey behind the scenes over the last decade. Having decided she wanted to become an actress aged just six-years-old, Ortega credits her parents with selflessly driving her to LA from their Coachella Valley home multiple times a week during her childhood. Speaking about how she could (almost!) gladly leave behind the public side of her work if it meant she could still make great movies and be under the radar, she told Harris: “If I want to make films so badly and I want to play characters or I want to direct and write film scores, I could do that all in my backyard. I don’t have to be doing it on a grand scale like this….But ultimately, all the other side stuff that comes with my job, sometimes it makes it feel like it’s almost not worth it. I don’t want to feel like a walking billboard, which is a really, really scary feeling because then you feel less and less in control of your life. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of people or know people who have succumbed to that pressure. I don’t want to belong to anyone or anything.” Ortega, 20, was styled for the feature by Patti Wilson in a jaw dropping array of Alaïa, Loewe, Ferragamo, and Valentino, and lensed by Felix Cooper.
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