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    Jenna Ortega Shared A Hot Take On Gen Z Stereotypes And Teenage Portrayals In Film And TV, And It's A Great Response

    Jenna Ortega's really heating up!

    Look out, everybody, Jenna Ortega is on fire!

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    Maybe you became a Jenna fan after her spot-on performance in Wednesday on Netflix.

    Screenshot from "Wednesday"

    Or, you became obsessed after she brought a new generation into the Scream franchise.

    Screenshot from "Scream"

    Perhaps, the first time you fell in love with her acting was You on Netflix.

    Screenshot from "You"

    Or, maybe you're a day one and remember her from Stuck in the Middle on the Disney Channel in 2016.

    Screenshot from "Stuck in the Middle"

    Either way, you'll respect what she had to say at a recent appearance on Hot Ones with Sean Evans. During the spicy interview, she opened up about negative Gen Z stereotypes of teenagers in film and TV — and it was some great food for thought.

    Jenna Ortega on "Hot Ones"

    The Wednesday star first shared how she always plays a certain type of teenager. “I think for me, because I look a bit younger, I’ve been acting for a little over a decade now, so I’ve just been a teenager pretty much in stories. I feel like it’s always the ‘bratty teen,’ the ‘bad-mouthed teen,’ or a lot of times ‘unintelligent,’ which I don’t think is true.”

    Closeup of Jenna Ortega

    And she defended Gen Z over criticism from older generations, especially on Gen Z's unique vernacular. “I think it’s hard, too, nowadays with all this new lingo coming around, but I feel like my generation, because there is so much accessible to them on the internet, there’s just more opportunities for them to learn."

    Closeup of Jenna Ortega

    "I wish they were given a bit more credit. We can be smart sometimes."

    Closeup of Jenna Ortega

    Watch the entire Hot Ones appearance here.

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