‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega Explains How She Communicated With A Disembodied Hand On Set

‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega Explains How She Communicated With A Disembodied Hand On Set

Netflix’s “Wednesday” is a hit with viewers, and one of the series’ characters has an undeniable charm.

“Thing T. Thing” is the sidekick to “Wednesday.”  Jenna Ortega, who plays the lead, explained the process of bringing the dismembered hand to life.  “Tim wanted it to be an actual actor like they did in the 90s films, so it was this magician named Victor [Dorobantu]. He would wear a full blue suit, and he would hide behind walls and underneath beds. Then they built this prosthetic on top of his hand so that it looked like a wrist knob, and he would walk around. Tim really liked his mannerisms, and he would spend hours in hair and makeup every day just getting that hand on.” 

Ortega says Thing’s hand movements were a language made up on the spot. “Every day we’d show up and go, “Ahhh…” [hand motions] “That looks right. I feel like I kind of know what he’s saying.”