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First, she landed a lead role in Yes Day, a Netflix film Jennifer Garner is set to produce (and star in along with Jenna). We don't know much about her role in this film yet, but since the first Babysitter movie was about a 12-year-old boy defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, we're going to go ahead and assume Jenna will be channeling more of her You side. We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet. You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's AppChoices app here.
Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can: Right about now, You fans who blazed through the newly-released Season 2 are buzzing about everything new in Joe's Los Angeles life. One of the most exciting new aspects of the show is Ellie, Joe's teenage neighbor who doesn't take BS from anyone and ends up playing a huge role in the new episodes. So, here's everything you need to know about Ellie, and the actor who plays her in You Season 2, Jenna Ortega. Fans who watch the new season quickly learn she is also independent and strong-willed.
She's been acting since she was 9 years old, most notably playing Harley in Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle and Young Jane in The CW's iconic Jane the Virgin. To watch Ortega in her newest role, check out You Season 2, available on Netflix now. Jenna Ortega is showing a whole new side of herself on You season two. Though the 17-year-old is no stranger to the small screen, having previously starred on Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle and The CW's Jane the Virgin as a young Jane, playing Joe Goldberg's (Penn Badgley) young LA neighbor Ellie on the Netflix series is certainly a stark contrast from her previous roles. While her Stuck in the Middle character, Harley, was a brilliant young inventor growing up in the middle of seven children, Ellie is a savvy city girl whose only family is her older sister Delilah.
I am so charmed by you.' Right when he said that, I could just feel my body relax at last, and I was like, alright, it is going to be cool." While playing Ellie shows a whole new side of Ortega, it also shows the murderous main character, Joe, in a new light. "Penn actually told me, he said that some of his favorite scenes were the ones that he got to shoot with me because he finally felt like a human and not this disgusting representation of a man," Ortega said. "Anytime he got to film with me, he said it was like relaxing for him because we have these nice, real organic moments." Of course, that didn't stop Ortega from getting creeped out over Badgley's serial killer Joe scenes. "Because when he is in it, he gets this look in his eyes, and I don't think I've never seen someone play the line of supersweet guy but also serial killer so nicely. He could go from charming to like I need to get out of this room right away just with his facial expression, which is so hard to do, but he kills it every time." "I've never seen someone play the line of supersweet guy but also serial killer so nicely." Though Ortega has no idea if her character will come back for season three — Netflix hasn't officially announced the show's renewal yet — she definitely has a few suggestions. "I hope Ellie comes back as even more of a badass than she already is," she said. "I feel like she is so powerful, and I don't want her to ever come back as a weak link because for me; I want strong, empowering female characters. I just know that if/when Ellie comes back, she has to come back more powerful than ever, and I seriously want her to be a threat to Joe. Whether that puts her in danger or not, I don't care as long as she is somebody that people can feel strongly about and be proud to stand behind." As Joe Goldberg's teenaged neighbor in You season 2, Jenna Ortega is poised to make herself snug in your front room. The California native has already racked up a number of credit as a full of life teenager — she beforehand starred in Disney Channel's Caught within the Center as Harley Diaz, the engineering whiz in a household of seven children, and as younger Jane in The CW's Jane the Virgin — however in You, Oretga's character Ellie is a sharp-tongued high-schooler and wannabe filmmaker who finally ends up enjoying a essential function in Joe's (Penn Badgley) adjustment to Los Angeles. Ortega was really a superfan of the present earlier than becoming a member of the solid: "The day after I completed bingeing You, I bought a name that they have been on the lookout for a woman round my age to be on this present that I had fallen in love with," she tells PEOPLE. RELATED: You Season 2 Trailer: Joe Units His Sights on a New Sufferer — however He's Haunted by His Previous View this publish on Instagram hope you guys have a gorgeous day with those you like. A publish shared by Jenna Ortega (@jennaortega) on Dec 25, 2019 at 8:54am PST "Training has at all times been a precedence for me, and I'm contemplating making use of to a 4-year-program at a cool college someplace on the East Coast like Sarah Lawrence or New York College to get away and since I really like New York a lot. "I don't know if I need to go to highschool and examine performing as a result of I'm getting the most effective expertise doing it now. A publish shared by Jenna Ortega (@jennaortega) on Mar 29, 2019 at 6:23pm PDT 4. In her free time, she likes to unwind with e-book or play along with her canine. "Once I'm working, I get very centered and don't need to do anything, so I've to push myself to loosen up and be social. However after I'm free I wish to play with my canine Anna or learn. Ortega has roles in two Netflix movies subsequent yr: The Babysitter 2, a horror-comedy sequel to the 2017 movie starring Bella Thorne as a satanic cult chief, and Sure Day, a comedy about what occurs when mother and father should do no matter their kids demand for at some point of the yr, additionally starring Jennifer Garner) and Édgar Ramirez. View this publish on Instagram Our little Sure Day familia A publish shared by Jenna Ortega (@jennaortega) on Dec 4, 2019 at 9:23am PST "I'm simply blissful folks get to see me in a unique gentle, as a result of as an actor, the very last thing you need is to be pigeonholed into one class," she tells PEOPLE of her new roles.