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'Wednesday' actress Jenna Ortega has been seen in New Zealand - Here's what she's doing here
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'Wednesday' actress Jenna Ortega has been seen in New Zealand - Here's what she's doing here

We can thank Taika Waititi for bringing another major celeb to our shores!

Exciting news for 'Wednesday' fans! The incredibly talented actress Jenna Ortega has been seen walking the streets of Auckland while working on an upcoming Taika Waititi film. 

Waititi is directing the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘Klara And The Sun’, and guess who's starring in a lead role? Jenna!

The filming has taken over High Street in Auckland's CBD all weekend and is said to wrap up today.

A pic from Stuff shows Jenna strolling around nearby Jean Batten Place, sporting an all-black outfit paired with shades.


Another brave X user snapped some bird's eye view pics of the crew on bikes.

“Got yelled at like 3 times for taking photos,” they wrote.

Natasha Lyonne, Amy Adams, Simon Baker, Mia Tharia, Harry Greenwood, and even Aran Murphy (‘Oppenheimer’ star Cillian Murphy's son) are starring alongside Jenna.

Maybe that’s why Cillian and his family were reportedly spotted visiting cafes in Grey Lynn last month.

Jenna is no stranger to our shores having previously stayed in Wellington for three months while filming for Ti West’s horror ‘X’.

Talking about her love for our beautiful country in an interview with WIRED, Jenna said: “I would genuinely move there.”

“I love their appreciation for their culture, the Māori people, and how they make a conscious effort to keep it alive,” she added.

It's not known how long she is planning on staying in the country, but the 'Wednesday' fan in me hopes we might cross paths at some point!