Howdy, Ellie? Jenna Ortega might have been absent from the final two seasons of You — however that doesn’t imply viewers won’t ever see her face on the Netflix hit once more.
“Any character who’s not lifeless who is aware of something about Joe, it’s honest recreation to attempt to exert any justice,” showrunner Sera Gamble informed IndieWire in an interview printed on Thursday, February 9. “And any character who’s lifeless, [Joe] has a very energetic creativeness.”
Ortega, 20, starred reverse Penn Badgley on season 2 of the psychological thriller, which premiered in December 2019. The Scream actress portrayed Ellie, a buddy of Joe’s (Badgley), who miraculously escapes together with her life.
Whereas Gamble, 39, informed the outlet on Thursday that she initially “wished to deliver Ellie again,” she in the end heard that Ortega was “doing a little present” — fellow Netflix sequence Wednesday — and wouldn’t be obtainable to movie.
Regardless of not reprising her position for You’s fourth season, Gamble couldn’t be extra happy with Ortega’s success.
“It’s been simply such a pleasure to see Jenna this 12 months,” the showrunner gushed of the Fallout star. “We now have concepts for Ellie if her schedule permits her to go to us once more. … These are some busy, in-demand actors.”
Ortega, for her half, beforehand revealed she can be open to returning to the sequence — however solely underneath a couple of situations.
“I don’t need her to return again and be extraordinarily susceptible and unhappy,” she informed Teen Folks in 2019. “We now have to keep in mind that although individuals nonetheless discover Joe considerably charming, he’s evil, he does horrible issues and he will get away with them due to his gender and race and his place in society.”
The California native added that she would like to see Ellie turn out to be an “even larger badass” and “take management of her life” after ending the season by transferring to Florida. “She has a lot potential and a lot expertise that she shouldn’t waste due to him,” she defined on the time.
For now, Ortega is targeted on her portrayal of Wednesday — a efficiency that earned her a 2023 Golden Globe nomination for Finest Tv Actress in a Musical/Comedy Sequence. It’s a job the Sure Day star takes severely.
“Somebody like Wednesday appears very one tone. However there are numerous completely different routes that you possibly can take with somebody like her,” Ortega informed Netflix’s Tudum in November 2022 following the season 1 premiere. “Including these layers of insecurity or these lived-in qualities that make a young person a young person is actually attention-grabbing.”
She added, “Particularly with a personality that we’ve by no means gotten the chance to know nicely sufficient, as a result of she’s all the time been the one-liner, off to the aspect with a humorous punchline. To really have actual frustration and uncertainty was actually attention-grabbing to play and uncover.”