‘Gross’: Viewers react to Jenna Ortega intercourse scene with Martin Freeman

A intercourse scene between Jenna Ortega, 21, and Martin Freeman, 52, has sparked a storm on-line.

The Wednesday actress and the Hobbit actor co-star in Miller’s Lady, a black comedy-drama (Australian launch date March 21) the place Ortega performs Cairo Candy, an 18-year-old scholar, and Freeman performs her trainer.

They get ensnared in an inappropriate relationship after she plans to seduce him — which viewers are slamming, the New York Put up studies.

“MARTIN FREEMAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO JENNA ORTEGA,” one fan posted on X, previously Twitter.

“Simply noticed a thread of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) groping Jenna Ortega in new present, unusual instances,” one other proclaimed.

“Wait… Jenna Ortega… Martin Freeman?? THIS MARTIN FREEMAN???? LESTER F**KING NYGAARD FROM FARGO??? WHAT!?!?!?! OH NO….” one other wrote.

“That Jenna Ortega Martin Freeman clip could be the worst factor I’ve ever seen,” one other fan complained.

“This Jenna Ortega/Martin Freeman movie is so gross! So, so, so, so gross!” one other mentioned.

Freeman performs Jonathan Miller, a failed author who’s now educating — and risking his marriage and job to assist Cairo.

The LA Occasions referred to as the movie “camp,” and “fully divorced from any sort of recognisable actuality,” whereas Selection referred to as it “disappointingly predictable.”

That is simply the newest scandal for Ortega, who additionally lately dropped out of “Scream VII” (seemingly unrelated to the firing of co-star Melissa Barrera).

Ortega additionally drew criticism for showing on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Knowledgeable podcast to say that her behaviour at work was “unprofessional.”

“There have been instances on that set the place I even grew to become virtually unprofessional in a way the place I simply began altering traces,” Ortega mentioned, which drew feedback that she was “entitled.”

After that backlash, Ortega doubled down on her feedback to the Hollywood Reporter.

“I do know what it’s prefer to be a people-pleaser on this trade, and I understand how sad or how irritating it’s been prior to now,” she mentioned.

“Once I went into ‘Wednesday,’ I actually put my foot down and made it clear that every thing that I needed to say mattered and was heard.”

Finally, some Miller’s Lady viewers weren’t as disturbed by Ortega’s scenes with Freeman.

“Everyone seems to be freaking’ out about this film Miller’s Lady due to the age distinction,” one individual wrote on X.

“However actually, Hobbits age in another way than us. For each one 12 months of our life, that equals three of theirs. So, in actuality, Martin Freeman is simply like 17 1/2. Jenna Ortega is the cradle robber.”

This story was printed by the New York Put up and was reproduced with permission

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