“Wednesday” actor Jenna Ortega opened up about her love for horror films during an interview Friday on “The Tonight Show.”
The star of the smash Netflix series praised the genre after late-night host Jimmy Fallon mentioned her recent appearance in a trailer for “Scream VI.” Ortega, who also acted in the horror films “Scream” and “X” this year, reflected on the fun she has while making scary movies.
“I love horror films. I don’t know what it is about having blood thrown on your face and running around screaming bloody murder, but it really is so therapeutic,” she said.
“Everyone who works on horror sets loves horror. People do special effects because they grew up loving gore.”
Ortega added that the best part about making “Scream” films is the relationship with the cast and crew. “They’re my family,” she said.
But the close connection among those on set has affected how they react to what should be horrifying aspects of the movies.
“We can never take anything seriously,” she said — even the franchise’s villain.
“Ghostface could literally be in the middle of their monologue, and we’re having to restart takes because we’re laughing so hard.”
Watch Ortega discuss horror, her viral dance scene in “Wednesday,” and more: