Jenna Ortega Confirms What "Weird" and "Strange" Role She is going to play in Beetlejuice 2

Jenna Ortega Confirms What “Weird” and “Strange” Role She is going to play in Beetlejuice 2

Tim Burton is dusting off his signature dark humor and bringing back the iconic Beetlejuice for a long-awaited sequel. The original cast, including Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, will reprise their roles, but there’s a fresh face joining the party: Jenna Ortega as Lydia Deetz’s daughter, Astrid.

Jenna Ortega Confirms What "Weird" and "Strange" Role She is going to play in Beetlejuice 2

What is Beetlejuice about?

Beetlejuice is about a ghost-married couple stuck in the house after they died in a car accident.

They cross paths with the bio-exocrist Beetlejuice who tries to get rid of them for the new house tenants.

Tim Burton’s sequel has created a buzz online as we will see all the original cast members Micahel Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara in the movie.

What do we know about Astrid so far?

Forget the stereotypical image of a brooding, black-clad goth teen. Astrid, played by the talented Jenna Ortega, promises to be something entirely different.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Ortega herself describes her character as “weird in a different way,” leaving fans eagerly anticipating a surprising and unexpected portrayal.

She continued to reveal her character is in no way the opposite of her mother stating,

“I wouldn’t say she’s bright and sunny at all. She doesn’t go to the opposite end of the spectrum, but any kid who becomes a teenager wants to be removed from their parents. I think they instantly just fight whatever it is that their parent loves. So I think it’s a little bit of that. I’m not wearing pink and a cheerleader, but I am a little bit against my mom’s history or past. We butt heads quite a bit.”

The relationship between Astrid and her mother, Lydia, is poised to be one of the film’s central narratives.

While Astrid won’t be a complete departure from Lydia’s offbeat personality, she won’t be a carbon copy either.

Jenna Ortega hints at a healthy dose of teenage rebellion but with a twist. Astrid won’t simply rebel against her mother’s goth aesthetic; she’ll be carving her own unique path.

The Beetlejuice sequel isn’t just about revisiting beloved characters; it’s also about introducing a new generation to the bizarre and wonderful world created by Tim Burton.

Jenna Ortega’s casting brings fresh talent and charisma to the table, ensuring that Astrid will be an unforgettable addition to the Beetlejuice universe.

Final Words

The wait is almost over! The Beetlejuice sequel is set to hit theaters soon, and it promises to be a wild ride filled with Tim Burton’s signature dark humor, quirky characters, and unexpected twists.

Get ready to be entertained, surprised, and transported back to the iconic world of Beetlejuice with a whole new generation of strange and wonderful characters.

Stay tuned for more updates and exclusive content as the release date approaches, and don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of Beetlejuice all over again!

Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.