Jenna Ortega’s popularity explosion beats Johnny Depp!
The eight-part series, which stars Jenna as the grotesque teenager Wednesday Addams, was watched 341.23 million times in its first week on the streaming service.
Due to her work on the Disney Channel series and other small projects, Jenna Ortega was already well-known in the United States. However, recently, she made an enormous leap toward international stardom, surpassing Johnny Depp on Instagram after gaining 10 million followers in just ten days after the horror comedy show’s debut on Netflix.
After the tremendous support and popularity, the performer had 9.4 million followers on November 23 and reached 19.4 million followers last Saturday and surpassed the 20 million mark on Sunday. It was reported by the entertainment website Pop Crave, which also released a snapshot of the image on their Twitter account, showing Jenna’s follower count in great detail.
The eight-part series, which stars Jenna as the grotesque teenager Wednesday Addams, was watched 341.23 million times in its first week on the streaming service. The programme has already surpassed the popular series Stranger Things’ most recent season four in terms of the number of hours seen on Netflix in a single week for any English-language TV programme.
The show’s dark humour and modernised goth aesthetics also gave rise to a series of social media memes, thus Ortega’s overnight spike in fame was not unexpected and she has surpassed Johnny Depp in terms of popularity boom. However, Ortega is still behind the numbers when compared to Depp’s followers.