Jenna Ortega Recalls Being Starstruck by Paul Mescal
Jenna Ortega Admits She Was "Freaking Out" Over Paul Mescal at the SAG Awards: "I Was So Nervous"
Jenna Ortega may be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now, but even she gets starstruck every now and then. During her March 9 appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the 20-year-old "Wednesday" actor recalled "freaking out" at the 2023 SAG Awards when she realized Paul Mescal was sitting at the same table as her and Zendaya.
"I was kind of freaking out because [Zendaya] was sitting next to Paul Mescal, who I think is so talented and so good," Ortega told Fallon. "And I was so nervous to meet him, and I knew he was gonna be at my table. And I remember him — he introduced himself to me when I wasn't expecting it, so he was like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. I'm Paul.' And I was so nervous, I kind of couldn't look at him in the eyes."
Ortega — who is making her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend — also discussed her and Aubrey Plaza presenting at the Feb. 26 award ceremony and her latest film, "Scream VI." "I would do anything with her," Ortega said of working with Plaza. "She's really cool."
Watch the rest of Ortega's interview above.