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Jenna Ortega was only 19 when she filmed x-rated scenes with 37-year-old Kid Cudi
Featured Image Credit: Little Lamb/Mad Solar Productions

Jenna Ortega was only 19 when she filmed x-rated scenes with 37-year-old Kid Cudi

Ortega went viral for her steamy scene with Martin Freeman, but she's got experience working with older men

Jenna Ortega has made headlines recently for her steamy scene with Martin Freeman, but the actor is experienced in tackling age differences thanks to her previous work with Kid Cudi.

The Wednesday star, 21, shocked viewers when the scene from her new movie Miller's Girl began to do the rounds online.

The scene shows Ortega and Freeman, 52, embroiled in a steamy encounter as they portray characters from a story written by Ortega's character, Cairo Sweet.

Seeing the actor who plays a teenager in Wednesday get so wrapped up with the man who brought to life Sherlock Holmes' protégé left a lot of viewers feeling uncomfortable, but it's not the first time Ortega has been involved in a scene with an age gap.

In 2022, Ortega starred alongside Cudi in the horror film X, which is set in 1979.

The movie tells the story of a group of young filmmakers who plan to make an adult film in rural Texas, only to find themselves fighting for their lives when they're caught in red handed creating their saucy scenes.

In the film, a then-19-year-old Ortega had to strip off for a sex scene with Cudi, who was 37 at the time.

Jenna Ortega plays the director's girlfriend in X.
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The cast worked under the guidance of intimacy coordinator Tandi Wright, who was praised for helping them feel comfortable during the shoot.

In an interview with Indie Wire, Ortega said she was 'really eager' to do the film as it was something she had 'never done before'.

However, she revealed that her sex scene 'wasn't initially in the script'.

She explained: "When I signed on, that wasn’t a part [of the film]. It was something that came later on.

"[It was] flipping the stereotype over and just taking somebody who you wouldn’t really see in that position suddenly in that position. I think it adds to the spontaneity of the decision and also just the spontaneity of the film.”

Ortega described Wright as 'the sweetest, kindest intimacy coordinator in the world'.

Jenna Ortega praised the intimacy coordinator she worked with on X.
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Two years on, Ortega again worked with an intimacy coordinator on Miller's Girl, where Kristina Arjona was in charge of helping the actors feel safe and comfortable.

Arjona made clear there were 'many, many people' who made sure Ortega was happy while filming the more intimate scenes.

Speaking to the Mail Online, she said: "'I'm hyper aware of both of my talent and making sure that we're consistently checking in and that at no point are any of their boundaries being surpassed. And again, making sure - especially with someone who's significantly younger - that they are giving continuous consent."

X is available to buy now on Prime Video, while Miller's Girl released in theaters on 26 January.

Topics: Film and TV, Jenna Ortega, Celebrity