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In two days he learned to dance, dance, dance with his hands.

Jenna Ortega revealed during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday that her now-viral dance from the Netflix series “Wednesday” took two days to choreograph.

“[Director Tim Burton] About two days before filming, my trailer came and said: “Hey Jenna, so I know you said you wanted to do it yourself,” Ortega, 20, said. “He said. “I know you got it, you worked on it, I’m not even worried about it. I trust you.’ And I said: “Oh, yes. You know, everything is so good.’

The dance appears in the Addams Family spin-off with the “Scream” star dancing along to the Cramps’ 1981 hit “Goo Goo Muck.”

According to Ortega, there was only one wrong step.

“I wasn’t over it at all,” Ortega admitted. “That week I practiced cello, that week I practiced fencing. I just didn’t have time… Oh my God, I was kicking myself. I felt like such a fool.’

Ortega later revealed that he watched “everything I could get my hands on” to get inspiration for the dance.

The dance appears in the Addams Family spin-off with the “Scream” star dancing along to the Cramps’ 1981 hit “Goo Goo Muck.”
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Jenna Ortega made the announcement Friday while speaking "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"  that her now-viral dance from the Netflix series "wednesday" It took him two days to choreograph.
Jenna Ortega revealed during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday that her now-viral dance from the Netflix series “Wednesday” took two days to choreograph.
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Ortega also revealed that he wanted to incorporate certain things into his dance, including a small tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Addams, in the dance.
Ortega also revealed that he wanted to incorporate certain things into his dance, including a small tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Adams, in the dance.
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Since then, the dance has exploded on TikTok as the latest trend, with creators using choreography instead of original audio, has users using Lady Gaga's dance. "Bloody Mary."
Since then, the dance has exploded on TikTok as the latest trend, with creators using choreography instead of original audio, has users using Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary.
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“I am not a dancer. I don’t do any of that. I have no experience in that field,” Ortega said. “I didn’t sleep for two days. I watched videos of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Denis Lavant on Beau Travail. I found archival footage of goth kids dancing in clubs in the 80s. Lene Lovich. Nina Hagen. And then, that day I thought. “Okay, let’s see what happens.”

Ortega also revealed that he wanted to incorporate certain things into his dance, including a small tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Adams, in the dance.

Since then, the dance has exploded on TikTok as the latest trend, with creators using choreography instead of original audio, has users using Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary.

Gaga herself even joined the trend and filmed herself dancing to her own song; the video has since garnered 10.8 million views.

Ortega also revealed that he also tested positive for COVID-19 while filming the now-iconic scene.

“Netflix, they told me. “Oh, you know, Jenna, this is going to be on TikTok?” And I thought: “Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, whatever,” Ortega joked. “I get it, you know, they’re excited. They start to hype. And then they were right.”

“Wednesday” is now streaming on Netflix.

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