Jenna Ortega leaves viewers disturbed after watching her x-rated scene with Martin Freeman

Jenna Ortega has left fans with their jaws on the floor after watching an intimate scene from her latest film.

Ortega has quickly amassed a large following with her roles in Netflix’s Wednesday as well as her contributions to the Scream franchise as Tara Carpenter.

However, many of her fans were left more than a little disturbed as they watched a certain scene in her 2024 film Miller’s Girl.

In the movie she stars as talented young writer 18-year-old Cairo Sweet opposite her teacher Jonathan Miller, played by Martin Freeman.

The flick focusses on the pair’s relationship as they blur the lines between professor and protege.

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One part of the Miller’s Girl sees the two actors engage in a steamy scene but as characters from a story that Sweet has written rather than their characters in the film.

This didn’t stop social media users expressing their shock and discomfort of the two actors… well acting.

“Bro I did not need to see Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman getting it on on the tl,” one user wrote.

“MILLER’S GIRL SPOILER. This scene is f-ing crazy #jennaortega #MillersGirl,” another added.

“I feel very weird while watching this or it just me ?? sorry but not sorry bruh!” a third wrote.

The film was released in the US on January 26, 2024. Credit: Lionsgate
The film was released in the US on January 26, 2024. Credit: Lionsgate

Despite the disgusted reactions from some users, others found it hilarious people were losing their heads over a scene from an essential erotic thriller drama.

“NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! Jenny Ortega, how dare you act such a scene. That’s it, You are grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded until the next season of Netflix Wednesday Series,” one frustrated fan wrote.

Another commented: “An erotic thriller starring Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega lol like what were people expecting.”

Social media users expressed their shock and discomfort of the two actors... well acting. Credit: Lionsgate
Social media users expressed their shock and discomfort of the two actors… well acting. Credit: Lionsgate

“People know she’s 21 and she’s and actress right, she’s not a Wenesday,” another commented.

Regardless of where you fall on the debate, since it’s release, the movie hasn’t been a hit with fans or critics.

It currently holds a score of 33 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes’ and 45 percent audience score.

It doesn’t fare much better on IMDb either with a score of only 5.5 out of 10.

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Director says Jenna Ortega ‘scared the s***’ out of her filming R-rated Martin Freeman movie

Director says Jenna Ortega 'scared the s***' out of her filming R-rated Martin Freeman movie

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The director of Jenna Ortega’s latest movie has spoken out about the Wednesday star’s approach to her character, saying she ‘scared the s**t’ out of her.

For some reason, various people have it in their heads that Ortega must be the same age as Wednesday Addams after seeing her in the Netflix hit – the girl can barely light a cigarette without ending up the talk of the town on X.

Sure, if you see her as around 16-years-old, then spotting her in an X-rated scene with Martin Freeman is definitely going to be a bit of a shock to the system, but it wasn’t actually the sex scene which caused director Jade Halley Bartlett to be ‘scared the s**t out of’.

People were quick to flock to social media after seeing Ortega’s sex scene with the Sherlock star in 2024 release Miller’s Girl.

In the movie, Ortega stars as an 18-year-old writer named Cairo and Freeman plays her teacher Jonathan, with their relationship ending up crossing the line of strictly professional.

Granted, with Ortega being 21-years-old and Freeman aged 52, there’s no denying there’s a hefty age gap between the pair – but at the end of the day, they’re actors.

Despite this, one social media user said: “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! Jenny Ortega, how dare you act such a scene. That’s it, You are grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded, grounded until the next season of Netflix Wednesday Series.”

However, it wasn’t that particular scene but Ortega’s approach to her character as a whole which got under the skin of director Bartlett.

It wasn't the x-rated scene between Ortega and Freeman which scared the director the most. Credit: Lionsgate
It wasn’t the x-rated scene between Ortega and Freeman which scared the director the most. Credit: Lionsgate

Speaking in an interview with What To Watch, Bartlett said Ortega actually ‘scared the s**t out of’ her.

“She definitely went to a place with Cairo that… it’s even tricky to explain,” she says.

Trying to put a finger on it, Bartlett reflected how Ortega’s character ‘thinks she is such an adult, but she’s not,’ really ‘an isolated young woman’ who is ‘a ghost in her house’.

The director continued: “Her entire education about romance is from 18th and 19th-century literature and old movies, which are inherently problematic, right? But she thinks she is such a grownup.”

Bartlett praised Ortega as being ‘very disarming’ and ‘so special’, as well as ‘kind of gothic’ herself.

“Jenna, I mean she’s a savant. You watch her heart break in real-time and then you watch her calcify, you watch the scales grow over her and it’s a very subtle thing that I think is quite terrifying.

“[…] And there are some moments that Jenna has when she is looking at Jonathan or when she is talking to him when she is like I almost believe… She’s like a vampire, like a 900-year-old vampire.

The director praises Ortega as being 'so special'. Credit: Lionsgate
The director praises Ortega as being ‘so special’. Credit: Lionsgate

“There’s something very ancient that she does that really scares the s**t out of me, excuse my language.”

The director also revealed the scene that really surprised her, saying: “…the scene with Winnie when they are passing the bottle back and forth between them, where you watch her make a decision in that moment that really stunned me, because her physicality changes and then it’s different for the rest of the film.

“Which is insane because obviously, we shot out of order. So Jenna’s just, I don’t know, extraordinarily intelligent. Almost everything she did surprised me, I have to be honest.”

Miller’s Girl is currently in cinemas in the US and will be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video from 19 February 2024.

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