Jenna Ortega Says Wednesday Is ‘Off of Boys for a While,’ Fans Speculate Queer Romance
Now that season two is dead and gone, “Wednesday” fans are welcoming sinister season two with open arms. While the new season’s release date isn’t set in (grave)stone, the teaser promises spine-chilling mystery and fun at Nevermore Academy. Something else fans are already hoping for? A budding romance between roommates Wednesday and Enid.
It all started on social media: while some fans recreated Wednesday’s iconic goth dance to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary,” others got creative with the show’s narrative. While Wednesday and her Nevermore Academy roommate Enid Sinclair seem like opposites, many viewers caught on to chemistry between them instead.
All about the #Wenclair movement
One Twitter user wrote, “Enid Sinclair was written FOR Wednesday Addams. Of course they will be endgame.” Other users added fuel to the fire by commenting on how deeply the characters look at each other in the series.
Meanwhile, fans created a hashtag for the possible romance between the characters, coined #Wenclair. One Twitter user explained that the two would be “sun and moon girlfriends,” referring to their “goth versus happy-go-lucky” dynamic. Another fan added, “Listen to me, enid is in love with wednesday,” and honestly— they may be right.
Sure, Wednesday Addams is a psychic goth and Enid is a werewolf who loves pink. But season one’s last episode shows Enid finally come into her destiny — and help Wednesday out of a blood-curdling situation in the process. While Wednesday never showed much interest in befriending her werewolf peer, everything changes by the end of the season.
Jenna Ortega reportedly said the two would date “in a perfect world”
While Wednesday spends much of season one in a love triangle with Tyler and Xavier, Jenna Ortega reportedly told PRIDE that Enid and Wednesday would be “a thing” in “a perfect world.” Emma Myers, the actress who plays Enid, also told the outlet she “always” brings back the queer-coded trope “and they were roommates.”
Of course, this references the fact Wednesday and Enid are, of course, roommates, but some fans hope it may mean something more.
Fast forward to season two prep, and the characters’ relationship may evolve further. As fellow students at a school for nightmarish, eerie outcasts, we can only hope Enid teams up with Wednesday to solve more mysteries. The best part? Real-life actresses Jenna Ortega and Emma Myers are actually just as close in real life.
In an interview with MTV, Ortega said Wednesday and Enid have “a sweet little relationship,” with Myers explaining the same goes for real life. Myers said, “In the show, they’re both very different people, and they both have different perspectives on life, different backgrounds.”
Myers continued, “They complement each other very well, and I think we complement each other very well in person. So I think that’s something we both have in common, both our characters and ourselves.”
Ortega was actually “against” her love triangle on the series
Even more, Ortega said in the interview that she was “always against the love triangle” with Tyler and Xavier. And now that Tyler is actually a monster, what now? “I feel like [Wednesday] is off of boys for a while. I feel like her and Xavier are just getting to a safe place… there’s an opportunity for a really sweet platonic relationship.”
In fact, Ortega believes “men and women having safe, platonic relationships, that don’t become romantic and are just genuine, almost sibling-like” isn’t shown nearly enough onscreen. She thinks it would be “wonderful” for Wednesday and Xavier to explore that. And while Ortega herself says Enid and onscreen love interest Ajax make “so much sense,” fans want something different next season.
Here’s what creators have to say about #Wenclair
Meanwhile, “Wednesday” creators aren’t opposed to any possible Wednesday-Enid plot twists. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about the possible romance, Miles Millar said: “We’re not gonna discount anything, and, obviously, sometimes characters reveal themselves, which is the fun thing we love about television, that it’s an organic journey.”
Millar explained, “We’re open to everything. We wanna explore that friendship in every way… it’s just being really open to see how those characters develop and that friendship.”
Similarly, co-creator Al Gough said they will “explore” and “complicate” the show’s relationships in season two. He said the show is “really about” Wednesday and Enid’s “female friendship” and said the audience’s deep connection is “gratifying.”