Jenna Ortega opens up on failing a lot of audition because she ‘didn’t look a certain way’


Jenna Ortega witnessed her fame sky rocket with release of her series Wednesday. Not only did the actress stun the audience with her impactful role, but she had the world talking about her. Jenna had once shared that her journey had a pretty difficult start, as during her early days she faced a lot of pressure to go for auditions, losing out on roles, and not conforming to industry beauty standards.

In an interview with Harpers Bazar, the actress talked about growing up as a Hispanic child actress, and the obstacles that came her way while landing roles. She explained that as a child actor, the majority of the times you can either be a younger version of someone or you can be playing somebody’s daughter.

The YOU alum comes from a Mexican and Puerto Rican background said, “A lot of the jobs that I was going for growing up would never work out, because I didn’t look [a certain] way. That was really hard, to hear that something you couldn’t change was what was preventing you [from succeeding].”


However, over the years as she grew up, Jenna owned her physical attributes and decided that none of this would ever be deterrent to her achieving what she truly deserves.