Producer Who Called Actor Jenna Ortega ‘Toxic’ Tries To Explain

Producer Steven DeKnight on Wednesday praised actor Jenna Ortega as “an amazing talent” every week after calling her “beyond entitled and toxic.” He attributed his harsh criticism to an “unfortunate situation.”

DeKnight, who produced the “Daredevil” and “Spartacus” TV collection, had not labored with Ortega earlier than providing his opinion. He reacted strongly to the star’s admission that she “became almost unprofessional in a sense, where I just started changing lines” on her hit Netflix present “Wednesday.”

“I had to sit down with the writers, and they’d be like, ‘Wait, what happened to the scene?’ And I’d have to go and explain why I couldn’t go do certain things,” Ortega instructed Dax Shepard in a podcast final week.

DeKnight tweeted that Ortega’s feedback had been “beyond entitled and toxic” and requested how she would really feel if showrunners talked publicly about how troublesome she was.

“Life’s too short to deal with people like this in the business,” DeKnight wrote whereas nonetheless praising Ortega’s work.

After a scolding from folks on social media, DeKnight softened his tone.

“I can’t stress this enough: She’s an amazing talent,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “It was just an unfortunate situation to expose creative differences publicly.”

“And also I’ll admit that writers are on edge because of the impending strike, myself included,” added DeKnight, whose writing credit embrace “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Smallville.”

HuffPost couldn’t instantly attain Ortega for remark.

The present has been renewed for a second season.

Steven DeKnight and Jenna Ortega