Jenna Ortega Praises Netflix for Making ‘Merlina’ Hispanic

Mexico City.- Jenna Ortega, the actress who stars as Merlina in the Netflix series, directed by Tim Burton, praised Netflix for making the protagonist become Hispanic.

American actress Jenna Ortega told NME that it was a challenge for her to play Merlina Addams, because she doesn’t always have these kinds of opportunities.

“It’s not often that you get the chance to play such an iconic character. There were challenges along the way, but we wanted to make this an interesting new version,” the actress commented.

In another order of ideas, Ortega celebrated that the character had an important change, since he is now part of the Hispanic community.

“It was also really wonderful to make it Hispanic. I think it was a great decision by Netflix and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity.”

In the end, the protagonist of Merlina added that the change in the character’s roots will grow with more young people who can identify with the actress.

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