Fans all across the world appreciate the fictitious character Wednesday Addams for her gloomy and aloof nature. Since her debut as a live-action character in the 1964 television series “The Addams Family,” Wednesday, who initially appeared as a New Yorker cartoon character in 1938, has gained popularity. There were 64 episodes throughout the two seasons of the show. Wednesday Addams was represented by a 6-year-old Lisa Loring in the program.
The 1991 movie of the same name and its sequel, “Addams Family Values,” in which actress Christina Ricci played the part, were among the many remakes of “The Addams Family” that have been produced over the years. The Addams Family animated film, with Chlo Grace Moretz as the voice of the character, was released in 2019.
Ricci unquestionably earned her place in popular culture by her depiction of Wednesday, but rising talent Jenna Ortega reignited interest in the Addams family’s younger member. In fact, with an estimated 150 million households viewing the series in its first three weeks, Netflix’s “Wednesday,” starring Ortega, exceeded the all-time high ranking that “Dahmer” had on the streaming site.
But it’s understandable that “Wednesday” was a success given how well viewers received Ortega’s portrayal in the Tim Burton-produced series.
If you’re still not persuaded, check out Ortega’s popular dance from the program being performed by a Russian figure skater.
The crowd who watched Kamila Valieva’s routine at the 2023 Russian Figure Skating Championships was undoubtedly riveted by her performance.
In the program, Wednesday can be seen performing spooky dancing moves and tossing her hands in the air while at a dance with her classmates, which startled her partner.
However, the 16-year-old competitive skater accomplished more than that. She dressed just like Wednesday did in the scene, complete with her trademark pigtails, makeup, and a black party dress. It appeared as though she were Ortega, but she was not.
Invoking her inner Wednesday, who had no feelings at all, Valieva got up and began her routine as if she were emerging from a coffin. Then “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps started playing, enabling her to perform Wednesday’s motions.
Of course, everyone adored it in every way.
One commenter said, “She truly slayed that however.”
Another individual added, “I’m sobbing because I adore ice skating and Wednesday.”
One viewer remarked, “This is the most gratifying thing I have ever viewed.”
In her short program and free skate, Valieva earned 247.32 points, according to a Billboard article. In the women’s senior championship division, she came in second place to Sofia Akateva.
It wasn’t the first time a prominent person has performed Wednesday’s well-known dance routine. In a TikTok video, Lady Gaga reproduced Ortega’s dancing steps while her song “Bloody Mary” was playing in the background.
Additionally, Valieva included a sped-up rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary” in her performance.
Despite the fact that Valieva came in second place, people who saw her performance think she should have taken first place.
“She was dead on with Wednesday’s expressions! Additionally, the flexible spins of Ina Bauer in the beginning perfectly complement the topic! that dance, too! Everything! She is unique, one supporter noted.