Jenna Ortega, a rising star in Gen-Z horror films and TV shows, has been cast in the upcoming Beetlejuice 2 film, set to be released in 2024.
Ortega will join the original stars, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, in the sequel, playing the role of Lydia Deetz’s daughter. Ortega’s own off-screen style, which is often described as dark and gothic, aligns perfectly with the character of Lydia, who was known for her own unique fashion sense in the original movie.
On the red carpet, Ortega has been seen wearing somber, monochromatic outfits that fit well with her eerie persona. She has chosen dresses from high-end fashion brand Versace, including a black slip gown with a dramatic veil for the premiere of her Netflix show, and a black leather strapless gown with a sexy leg slit for the 2023 SAG Awards. Although her style may lack color and prints, it is far from boring and perfectly suited for her upcoming role in Beetlejuice 2.
Jenna Ortega is becoming a well-known actress for Gen-Z horror movies. After starring in X, the Scream franchise, and Wednesday, Ortega has landed a role in the upcoming Beetlejuice 2, which will be released in 2024. She will act alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, who were both in the original film. It is not known much about the plot of the sequel, but Ortega will play Lydia Deetz’s daughter (Ryder’s character).
Ortega’s dark, gothic style is a perfect match for the role of Lydia, who also had a similar fashion sense in the original movie. Ortega’s off-screen style is somber and avoids color and print, which suits Lydia’s character. Ortega has worn macabre outfits to red carpet events, such as a black slip gown by Versace, complete with a dramatic veil, and a black leather strapless gown by Versace, complete with a sexy leg slit at the 2023 SAG Awards.
Ortega’s look at the 2023 Met Gala, where she wore a slightly Victorian-inspired outfit designed by Thom Browne, is reminiscent of Lydia’s preppy-goth style, especially the iconic scene where she danced in a full tartan skirt and black blazer. Although Ortega’s fashion sense is unlikely to have played a role in her casting for Beetlejuice 2, it perfectly aligns with her character. The costume designers could find inspiration from Ortega’s own wardrobe for her new role.