Celebrities recreate the viral Wednesday Addams dance

Celebrities recreate the viral Wednesday Addams dance

Elon Musk's mother, Maye, is the latest high-profile figure to do the Wednesday Addams dance challenge. 

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday/ Netflix

Netflix's hit coming-of-age comedy horror series, 'Wednesday', has inspired scores of people - including celebrities - around the world to get up and dance. 

The series' lead character, played by Jenna Ortega, does an "interesting" dance in one scene that has everyone going crazy.  

'Wednesday', which is directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Tim Burton, is based on Charles Addams' iconic cartoon character, Wednesday Addams.

Actress Christina Ricci famously played the character in the 1991 movie, 'The Addams Family'.  She also starred as Wednesday in 'Addams Family Values' which was released in 1993. Christina also appears in the Netflix version. 

Other cast members include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, 'Games of Thrones' star, Gwendoline Christie.

Jenna put her own spin on Wednesday's character and has helped introduce her to a whole new audience. That audience is now doing their best impersonation of the Wednesday Addams dance. 

Here's a look at the dance Jenna does in the series. 

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Both young and old people are taking to social media to try Wednesday's signature dance moves. 

Celebrities have also joined in on the fun. TikTok users have also been doing the dance to Lady Gaga's single, 'Bloody Mary'. Naturally, the Mother Monster, decided to give the 'Wednesday' dance a try. 

She shared this clip on TikTok earlier this month. 

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@ladygaga BLOODY WEDNESDAY #fyp ♬ original sound - heyy

Kim Kardashian and her daughter, North West, have also channelled their inner Wednesday. Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk, is the latest high-profile figure to do the Wednesday Addams dance challenge. 

The 74-year-old model took to Instagram to share a clip of herself doing the dance with her assistant, Anna Sherman. 

"The #Wednesday dance has gone viral on @tiktok so @anna.sherman said we have to do it! @wednesdaynetflix Find the the dance on the Internet, then let us know how we did," Maye wrote. 

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Meanwhile, viewers are waiting with bated breath to find out if 'Wednesday' will be renewed for season two. It seems like a given considering the series' high streaming numbers. 

It is the second most popular English-language series in the platform's history. It surpassed one-billion viewe hours in just three weeks. 

Only a handful of shows have achieved more than a billion viewed hours. They include 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story', 'Squid Games' and season four of 'Stranger Things'. 

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Jenna Ortega has become so popular since the show debuted in November that she gained a whopping 10-million plus new followers on Instagram.

The 20-year-old is loving every minute of her role. She recently revealed that she was given just two days to choreograph her famous dance. 

"Initially, they wanted a flash mob, but I thought, no, there's no way Wednesday would be cool with dancing and encouraging a bunch of people. The director, Tim Burton, and I talked about it a little bit, and he said, 'Yeah, let's not do a circle. Let's have it be her own thing.'

"A week before we shot the dance, he chose the song 'Goo Goo Muck' by The Cramps. And The Cramps is one of my favorite bands ever, so I was super excited, super pumped.," she told Jimmy Fallon. 

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