Can Jenna Ortega Play the Cello, Sing or Dance?

Jenna Ortega plays the cello, having learned the musical instrument for her role in the Netflix hit series, Wednesday. She is, however, not a professional dancer, and neither can she sing. The famous actress has become known for her many appearances in Disney productions and in some cases, she had to sing, dance, and often play instruments such as the Cello in Wednesday. 

Born on September 27, 2002, she is now 1 years old. She started her career in 2012 when she was only 10 years old. The career path of Jenna Ortega revolves around acting. Because of her involvement in Disney Productions, the actress has been a part of some Musicals including the aforementioned series.

Did Jenna Ortega actually play the Cello in Wednesday?

Yes, Jenna Ortega actually plays Cello in Wednesday. One interesting thing about this is that while growing up, she never had any interest in playing a musical instrument. However, everything changed when she got her role in the Netflix series, Wednesday.

Taking the role of the title character of Wednesday Addams, she took lessons in several things including canoeing, fencing, and playing the musical instrument, Cello. Other lessons she took included boxing, archery, and German. One that captured the attention of followers of the Netflix series was the cello because of how she managed to play the instrument.

The actress revealed that she began learning to play the cello only two months before the series began shooting. She attended lessons twice a week and this paid off with her impressive display.

However, there have been questions because of a mistake that was made in the show when viewers observed that in the first episode, the montage showed the score of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, rather than The Rolling Stones’s Paint It Black. Another thing is that rather than bowing of the cello strings as seen in the first episode, the staccato notes are laid over the soundtrack.

Does Jenna Ortega Sing?

Jenna Ortega, the iconic Disney Channel actress, has seen herself having to sing in Wednesday, but no, she is not a professional singer. The actress revealed that she is a poor singer and she only brings herself to sing for jobs and nothing more.

There have been several of her videos on the internet where she is seen singing, including once when she sang to Juice WRLD’s “Conversations.” There were other times when she sang either casually or together with cast members of different series such as Scream IV.

Her voice is hidden most times when she sings in a group or when she sings to another song. Because of this, it is difficult to tell how good she may be.

Does Jenna Ortega Dance?

Another aspect of the actress that was seen in Wednesday is her dancing side, where she came up with some dance moves that went viral. In spite of this, Jenna Ortega is not a dancer. In fact, she has no experience in the field.

Her dance in the Netflix Series, which is also known as the Wednesday Dance, is characterized by movements like a Zombie. She throws her hands and legs forward and backward as she curves her body to move to the beat.

Jenna spent a lot of time learning how to dance at the same time that she was also learning to play the cello. She said she did not have sleep for two days as she watched unending videos to prepare for the dance.

All the effort the actress put into learning to play the cello, dance, and do a lot of other things did not go to waste as while the show is a great success and broke some Netflix records, it also earned the years old actress several awards including the Critics’ Choice Super Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, all of which she won in 2023.

Will Jenna Ortega Play the Cello Professionally?

The actress has continued to improve on how to play the instrument but she may not play it professionally. Nonetheless, she made it known that she had fallen in love with the instrument and would continue playing it.

In Wednesday, she performed many songs on her Cello, including The Rolling Stones’s “Paint It Black,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop,” and Vivaldi’s “Winter.” She also played some classical songs such as Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor.


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