Jenna Ortega is ready for a fright. 

In a new featurette shared by Netflix Aug. 24, the actress explained how she prepared for her role as the titular Wednesday Addams in the streamer’s Wednesdaypremiering in the fall. While playing such an iconic role—made famous by Christina Ricci in the ‘90s films (and is set to make an appearance in the series)—Ortega said she wanted to make sure her take on Wednesday was fresh. 

Ortega said in the video, “It was very important to me that my actions were different from what she had done in the past.” She’s socially awkward. Although there is a certain confidence, it’s hidden more.

Ortega stated that she had taken cello and fencing lessons two times a week. Ortega also practiced walking on Wednesdays to get ready for her role. Ortega claimed she was looking for a character who is “specific and confident and assertive.”

Ortega claims Wednesday also features a Latina role, but Ortega does not believe that Latinas have ever been included. A scene from the show features Wednesday revealing to her friends that her family has an altar in their living room, which has more seating for “year-long Día de los Muertos” celebrations.