Jenna Ortega performed ‘animal autopsies’ as a hobby in childhood

By Melanie Aiden November 24, 2022
Jenna Ortega performed ‘animal autopsies’ as a hobby in childhood

Jenna Ortega is giving a cringy feeling.

The Wednesday actress acknowledged in Wired's "Autocomplete" video interview that she enjoyed dissecting animals as a child. The 20-year-old made this comment about Maddie Ziegler, a close friend, and Fallout co-star.

“I feel like Maddie and I are the same person in different fonts. She’s such a weirdo,” Ortega said.

“And I’m a weirdo in the [sense that] I used to perform autopsies on little animals when I was younger, like little lizards that I found that were dead in my backyard,” she said. Then she added that Ziegler is weird “in the sense that she breaks out into characters or movements or makes faces.”

In an interview with Olivia Rodrigo for The Face, Ortega also talked about her strange fascination with unpleasant things as well.

“There are some really disturbing photos out there of me smiling super wide with stuff all over my face, laying on the floor covered in blood,” Jenna Ortega said.

“I love that stuff because it’s not real. Knock on wood, I haven’t been stabbed yet, so for me it’s still a fun thing that I do at work, which is so awful to say. I love it when the blood comes out. I love shooting chase scenes—they’re very fun for me.”