Jenna Ortega Stuns in a Black Dress With a Thigh-High Leg Slit at the 2023 SAG Awards
Jenna Ortega showcased leading-lady award show red carpet style again this evening, stepping out at the 2023 SAG Awards in belted black asymmetrical dress with a high leg slit. Ortega accessorized with diamond necklace and had her hair styled down in waves.
This is a big night for Ortega, who is at her first SAG Awards. Ortega is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her work in Wednesday. The appearance comes shortly before Ortega will be guest hosting Saturday Night Live on March 11.
During a Screen Actors Guild Q&A event on February 10, Ortega reflected on playing Wednesday Addams and the Latina representation the role brought on screen. “I can’t think of a Latina character who has the same reach as Wednesday Addams does,” Ortega said, via Gold Derby. “The fact that Netflix was so willing and so adamant about a Latin person being cast in a position like this…all I’ve ever wanted to do with my career is give representation to people of color and for them to be shown in positive lights. Wednesday was an opportunity where they were reaching out, she’s an iconic character and I wanted to be able to show that side of her.”
She also admitted she hadn’t expected the show to be the wild success that it was. “I don’t think I was anticipating that many people tuning into the show nor the reaction being so positive,” she said. “I’m not used to that kind of attention. I’m really happy that the cast and crew are getting the recognition that they deserve, but it’s very startling and it definitely takes some getting used to.”
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