Jenna Ortega Reflects on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Experience, Shares BTS Photos in Mesh Number

The ‘Wednesday’ actress hosted the show on March 11 with musical guest The 1975.
Jenna Ortega.

Jenna Ortega.

Jenna Ortega hosted Saturday Night Live last month and we’re all still talking about her wonderful performance.

The Wednesday actress posted some unreleased behind-the-scenes photos from the March 11 episode featuring musical guest The 1975 on Instagram. 

“Backstage at snl. Such a cool experience,” Ortega captioned the April 5 carousel she shared with her 40.7 million IG followers. “I’m just feeling really grateful towards everyone who played a part in making it happen, the funny people in New York, my beautiful hmu team. Crazy time.”

The 20-year-old sat on the top part of a black leather couch in her dressing room. In perfect The Addams Family-fashion, she wore a stylish all-black number, including a mesh long sleeve top covered in tiny polka dots and teeny tiny black shorts. 

She threw a black cape blazer overtop and added a pop of color with a red flower. Underneath, Ortega donned sheer black tights and platform heels. The You star’s hair was tossed up into a messy bun with her signature bangs and some extra face-framing pieces left loose.

The latter two slides of the post featured Ortega with her glam team, including stylist Enrique Melendez, hair guru David Stanwell and makeup artist Vincent Oquendo.

“Gratitude never gets old,” mom Natalie Ortega commented. “I love you mucho mucho ❤️.”

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.