Why Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega Isn’t Receiving As Much Praise As The Witcher’s Henry Cavill
Though Jenna Ortega has been acting for over a decade, it’s true that Henry Cavill has been at it for much longer. It’s also true that Ortega was very direct in her opposition to certain plot and character moments on “Wednesday.” Still, the original poster is suggesting a double standard that we’ve definitely seen before, where women are held to a higher level of scrutiny in general than men are in similar situations.
Meanwhile, u/claudialynnkishi suggested that “The Witcher” fans are giving Cavill a break, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t faced repercussions. “I think WE, as Witcher fans, have given Cavill props for trying to be true to the source material and having high standards for the show, fight scenes, etc,” they explained. “However, I have seen many, many mainstream media sources labeling him difficult for the same things.”
It looks like there’s a healthy bit of debate around the subject and plenty of differing opinions. For instance, u/handicrafhabitue suggested that the advantage was actually in Ortega’s favor. “Ortega still has her job (and an Emmy nom); the same can’t be said for Cavill,” they asserted. “So while we don’t really know all the factors at play behind the scenes for either situation, there’s an argument to be made that she got away with it while he did not.” Given that Ortega continually rewrote scripts on the set of “Wednesday,” there could be something to this as well.