Christina Ricci Says Jenna Ortega 'Is Incredible'

Christina Ricci Says Jenna Ortega 'Is Incredible' as of Wednesday Addams in Upcoming Series

The Golden Globe nominee, 42, will appear alongside Ortega, 19, in an unknown role for the upcoming Tim Burton-helmed Netflix series Wednesday, which follows the titular Addams Family character in high school.

Ricci previously played the character in Burton's 1991 film adaptation of the 1964 sitcom and its 1993 sequel Addams Family Values.

More than 30 years after donning Wednesday's signature midnight-black pigtails, Ricci praised Jenna Ortega's interpretation of the role.

"It's super fun. I loved working with Tim [Burton], and I worked with Gwendolyn Christie; it was terrific.

And Jenna is incredible," she told Variety at a Yellowjackets FYC event in Los Angeles on Saturday. "I saw some of the wardrobe photos before I went [to set], so I knew [what she looked like in character], and I was like, it's such a great modern take on Wednesday."

She added, "It's so true tonally to the heart and soul of [the original], but it's then it's incredibly modern, and it's great."