Let’s snap our fingers, because a new reinvention of the iconic Addams family has just arrived on Netflix, with Tim Burton as the head director and Jenna Ortega assuming the role of the creepy girl with the braids that gives title to this original series of the platform. Nevertheless, merlin it certainly boasts a huge cast that mostly steals the camera from the very first episode of the show. So if you’re curious about who’s who in this adaptation from the world’s most hilariously terrifying breed, here’s everything you need to know about the talent involved.
Jenna Ortega isMerlina Addams
The title character of this series is known to all audiences as the charmingly sinister daughter of the twisted Addams family. However, distancing herself from the version immortalized by Christina Ricci in the 90s films, this novel representation of Merlina places her in the middle of her adolescence, in addition to the fact that on this occasion she embraces her Latin roots.
“Merlina is technically a Latino character and that has never been represented. So for me, every time I get an opportunity to represent my community, I want that to be seen.” Ortega has declaredwhose family is of Mexican descent.
Jenna Ortega He comes from acting in two 2022 films that are not unrelated to the macabre; We are talking about the fifth installment of the saga scream and the horror movie X, by Ty West, where the most memorable scream comes from the young actress. In 2021, she starred in the drama The Falloutwhich takes on the subject of America’s tragic school shootings, and the family comedy Today Yes! from Netflix.
Emma Myers isEnid Sinclair
For someone allergic to color, perhaps there couldn’t have been a worse (or better?) roommate for Merlina than Enid Sinclair, a troubled werewolf descendant who inhabits a rainbow outside. It is so far the most outstanding role in the emerging career of the actress Emma Myers.
“I really liked that Enid was the one trying to break Merlina a little bit, like she was trying to get into her skin and bring out her softer side. I love the matter of polar opposites that they have, ”Myers has declared about the dynamic of both characters (via).
Gwendoline Christie is Larissa Weems
The role of Nunca Más Academy principal, Larissa Weems, falls into the lap of gwendoline christiewho we remember best for her portrayal of Brienne of Tarth in the epic show Game of Thrones, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also personified Lucifer in the adaptation Sandman Netflix and Captain Phasma in the sequel trilogy Star Wars.
“I think it’s a wonderfully light piece of great-looking entertainment,” Christie told ew on merlin. “I love the lightness of it. I think in our times, that’s what we really need now. It’s amazing to see Tim’s world [Burton] and I am very happy to be part of it”.
Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott
Valerie Kinbott, a therapist for the town of Jericho tasked with treating an apparently deranged Merlina Addams, is played by riki lindhomewho was part of the multi-star cast of the film Between knives and secrets 2019, in the role of Donna Thrombey. She has also lent her voice for television series such as duncanville and the animated movie lego batman.
Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
An authority at odds with the Nunca Más Academy and eager to settle accounts with Homer Addams, Sheriff Donovan Galpin is played by Jamie McShane. This actor has an extensive career in film and television with more than 140 titles, where on many occasions he gave life to a representative of the law. His most outstanding projects include the series blood line Y Sons of Anarchybesides the movies Argo Y Loss.
Hunter Doohan isTyler Galpin
Tyler Galpin, the son of Jericho’s sheriff, doesn’t take a dim view of Never Again Academy; He actually establishes a kind of friendship with Merlina Addams, and will be willing to assist her in her escape plans. The character is played by Hunter Doohanwhose experience on the small screen includes the shows your honoralong with Bryan Cranston, and Truth Be Toldnext to Octavia Spencer.
Percy Hynes White is Xavier Thorpe
A student with an artistic sensibility, Xavier Thorpe is also a mysterious-looking boy who met Merlina years ago, in a particularly dangerous situation, although she doesn’t remember it. “I found him an interesting and complicated character. He is suspicious, but he is also seductive; charming but unreliable,” said his interpreter Percy Hynes White a teen vogue.
fans of the series The Gifted they surely won’t forget Hynes White in the shoes of the telekinetic Andy Strucker.
Joy Sunday is Bianca Barclay
Related to mermaids, there is no more popular girl in Nunca Más than Bianca Barclay, someone haughty but certainly very competitive, who puts her rising rival Merlina in trouble when fencing. This character has the face of Joy Sundaywho previously shared credits with Channing Tatum in Dog: A Wild Ride and participated in the film shithouse from director Cooper Raiff.
Georgie Farmer isAjax Petropolus
If he doesn’t look you in the eye, it may be out of shyness or discomfort. But the truth with Ajax Petropolus is that his gorgon nature forces him to avoid eye contact lest he turn someone to stone. The actor behind this character, Georgie Farmeris famous for impersonating Jake Crossley in the Disney Channel series The Evermoore Chroniclesadded to his participation in the action show treadstone from USA Network.
Christina Ricci is Marilyn Thornhill
After making Merlina one of the most iconic roles in her filmography, thanks to the film the mad addams from 1991 and its 1993 sequel, christina ricci could not stay away from this new series directed by Tim Burton, with whom he also previously worked on the horror film The legend of the Headless Horseman (1999).
On the other hand, this time Ricci gives life to Marilyn Thornhill, Merlina’s supervisor at the Nunca Más Academy with a passion for botany.
“My character is outrageous and funny and unlike anything I’ve ever done, and it was really cool. I had a really lovely experience with Jenna [Ortega]”, Ricci commented to Collider. “Now people have a taste of their version of Merlina, and it’s going to be fantastic. She’s really amazing.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia Addams
The Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) takes the baton from Anjelica Huston in order to give us her own take on Morticia Addams, mother of Merlina, who must now deal with the defiant nature of a teenager who could break her heart at any moment… if she ever had one .
The most important thing for the also actress of The new big scam, The terminal Y The mask of Zorro it was to offer a personal and distinctive touch to the character, but without making her lose her essence.
“Morticia is an iconic female figure, but I put my own spin on it. I didn’t want to play her like a cartoon dressed up for Halloween; I wanted to find the root of her, since she is the mother of two children and is very much in love with her husband, ”Zeta-Jones declared to TV Times (via). “We didn’t want to put pants on Morticia just to make her contemporary. We wanted to resume her iconic look. So when I first put on the dress, the hair and the makeup, I was so into it I could have been Morticia at a gas station.”
Luis Guzman is Homer Addams
Homer Addams, the father of this creepy family, found in Luis Guzman to the actor worthy of representing him in the Netflix series. His version maintains that tendency towards insatiable romance that has characterized the character so much, although now he has a turbulent past that his daughter Merlina will have to clarify.
“Merlina is not going to beat around the bush. That’s not the kind of girl I’ve raised. I raised a young woman who wanted her to be strong and to assert herself as a woman, ”said the veteran actor about Homer’s paternal role (via Netflix).
Among Guzmán’s past projects, the Oscar-winning film Trafficdirected by Steven Soderbergh, and his collaborations with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson include Boogie Nights Y drunk with love.
Isaac Ordóñez is Pericles Addams
Four years after having his film debut through the fantasy tape A travel in the timealong with Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, the rising star Isaac Ordonez joins the Addams Family as little Pericles, who suffers from the bullying of his schoolmates, but luckily his sister Merlina will be there to defend him… armed with deadly piranhas.
“I watched the black and white TV series again [de Los Locos Addams]the recent animated films and those from the 90s. My favorite was the sequel from the 90s. I wanted to see if Pericles had any quality that I could pick up on, like his emotions,” Ordóñez commented on his preparation for the role (via teenplicity).
Fred Armisen isLucas Addams
Finally, the actor and comedian Fred Armisen is another of the guest stars of merlinwhose assignment is to hit the nail on the head with the impersonation of the unforgettable uncle Lucas Addams, who will become an endearing adventure companion for the protagonist.
“I shaved my head for it,” the actor confirmed to Vanity Fair around their level of commitment to the character. “They really did a great job with the makeup and everything. He had no eyebrows. I had prosthetics put over my eyebrows to give me that look. But I think the bald spots [falsas] They don’t always look good, so I decided to make it a lot more convincing.”
Regarding his acting profession, some of the most recent titles in Armisen’s immense curriculum are the programs Big Mouth, The Spookies, What We Do in the Shadows Y Our Flag Means Death.
The eight episodes of the series merlincreated by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, are now available on the Netflix catalog.
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.