Jenna Ortega will be her daughter Wednesday, the heroine of the Netflix series, and Luis Guzman will play her husband, Gomez.
Netflix is gradually revealing the cast of Wednesday, the 8-episode series that Tim Burton is preparing for the platform. After sharing his pitch, and the choice of her heroine (it is Jenna Ortega, the actress of You, who will play Wednesday), here are the interpreters of his parents: Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Mask of Zorro, Chicago) will play Morticia Addams and Luis Guzman (Traffic, Oz) will play her husband, Gomez.
A small surprise, many thinking that for the role of the mother of the Addams family, the director would find Eva Green, his new muse since Dark Shadows (she was recently in Miss Peregrine and the special children, as well as his live remake of Dumbo). A rumor had also circulated about Christina Ricci, the unforgettable interpreter of Wednesday in the films of Barry Sonnenfeld, who and could have played his mother in this new version. The director ultimately chose older comedians (Zeta-Jones is 51, ten older than Green and Ricci, and Guzman, 64) to play the parents of Mercredi, who will be a student on the show, and no longer a teenager. Catherine Zeta-Jones succeeds in particular Carolyn Jones, who played her in the original show of the 1960s, Anjelica Huston, who played her in the films of the 1990s, or Charlize Theron, who dubbed her there. bit in an animated film. In these same works, Gomez Addams was played by John Astin, Raul Julia and then Oscar Isaac.
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The story of Wednesday : The difficult “coming of age” of the dark teenager The Addams Family retracing the character’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday will try to harness his awakening psychic gifts, while thwarting a monstrous murderous frenzy that has terrorized the city. She’s going to have to solve the supernatural mystery that confused her parents 25 years ago – while navigating her new, very intimate relationship in Nevermore.