Jenna Ortega confirms participation in Beetlejuice 2

Actress Jenna Ortega has revealed which role she will play in the sequel to the classic Beetlejuice. According to her, even without being able to give too many details, her character will be the daughter of Lydia Deetz, played by Winona Ryder. Jenna also revealed that her name will be Astrid.  

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According to Jenna, the character has a weird way about it. However, in a different way from what people imagine. She stated that the character is very important to the plot, which will be called ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’. The actress stated that Lydia is her favorite character, and that playing her daughter is challenging.

Not many details about the film’s production have yet been released. The original film was released in 1988 and tells the story of a couple of ghosts who try to evict the new owners of a mansion. 

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The film’s director, Tim Burton, returns for the sequel alongside Ortega. Burton is also one of the producers of Wednesday, so the two already know each other from other projects. The cast includes Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, Jenna Ortega as Astrid (Lydia’s daughter), Monica Bellucci as Beetlejuice’s wife, Willem Dafoe as a police officer, and Catherine O’Hara and Justin Theroux in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film hits theaters on September 6, 2024.