Jenna Ortega has become one of the most popular young actresses working today. Along with her new role in the “Scream” franchise, not to mention a supporting role in the acclaimed horror movie “X” from 2022, Ortega made huge waves across television with the title role in the “Addams Family” spin-off series “Wednesday,” where she plays the outcast daughter of the titular family. The series follows Wednesday as she attends Nevermore Academy, a school where she must try to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree, and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
“Wednesday” was a huge hit for Netflix, and it turned Ortega into a viral sensation, largely because of that little Wednesday dance number that everyone couldn’t get enough of. But Ortega’s success didn’t come easy, as training for dancing, cello, and fencing was so intense that it brought her to tears. Hopefully, the only tears that will be shed when she hosts “SNL” will be from laughter. It’s almost a foregone conclusion that there will be some kind of “Wednesday” based sketch when she hosts the show. After all, Pedro Pascal got to star in a “Last of Us”-inspired sketch based around “Mario Kart,” so we hope Jenna Ortega gets to have a similar kind of fun.
Jenna Ortega will be joined by The 1975 as musical guest.