A year before Jenna Ortega made her debut as the titular Wednesday Addams, she opened up to Bustle about her nerves. “It’s about acknowledging the greatness that has happened before me and paying homage to it, while also putting a different spin,” she explained.
Dorobantu told Vanity Fair that he was inspired by the 1991 Thing, Christopher Hart — who is also a magician. “I appreciate so much what kind of work he gave there,” he said. “Because back then without VFX, it was a lot harder. He had to endure many more positions than I did.”
However, the Girl Scout scene is referenced in Wednesday. At one point, Wednesday says she could eat Girl Scouts for breakfast — and in the 1991 film, she wondered if Girl Scout cookies were made from actual troopers. Netflix winked at the moment in a recent tweet.