‘Wednesday’ star Jenna Ortega says she had to stop being vegan due to filming

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  9th December 2022

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Jenna Ortega has opened up about how filming the Netflix show 'Wednesday' forced her to stop being vegan…


Rising actor Jenna Ortega says she stopped being vegan after landing the role of Wednesday Addams in the eponymous Netflix show Wednesday.

In a recent interview with Wired, the star answered the most popular Google searches about herself. 

Is Jenna Ortega vegan?

When asked if she followed a vegan lifestyle, Ortega said: “I was vegan for a really long time but I stopped being vegan when I went to Romania to shoot Wednesday actually because the food is very different there.

“I don’t think I was meeting my nutritional requirements so I started eating fish again – so I’m currently pescatarian.”

In what appears to be a deleted tweet from 2020, the celeb allegedly wrote: “I’m vegetarian! But I stray from dairy as much as possible and if there’s a cruelty-free option available I’m all for it.”


While many sympathised with the actor for having to change her dietary preferences due to the country’s ‘meat-centric’ culture – others questioned why plant-based catering wasn’t provided on set.

“How is it that Netflix couldn’t afford to provide Jenna Ortega vegan meals?” One Twitter user asked.

“Jenna Ortega stopped being vegan in Romania because she couldn’t meet her nutritional requirements here. Thank you for acknowledging our struggle,” another user commented.

Vegan Food & Living has contacted Netflix for comment

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Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

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