Wednesday's Jenna Ortega was "devastated" to miss You season 4

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Jenna Ortega talks 'devastating' You s4 decisionMyung J. Chun - Getty Images

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has spoken on missing out on You season 4, admitting she was "devastated".

The actress has portrayed Ellie Alves on the hit psychological drama, and showrunner Sera Gamble did recently reveal that they tried to get her back for the recent fourth season – though filming unfortunately clashed with her Wednesday schedule.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about missing out on the new episodes, Ortega said: "I was devastated. Easily one of my favourite sets that I've ever, ever been on.

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"I was so devastated. I miss Ellie, and I've been wanting to go back to Ellie for a long time, but I was in Romania shooting Wednesday," she continued.

"I couldn't travel back and forth with the pandemic and everything like that, and when you're committed to a show there's just no way that it could've worked out."

Ortega added: "But that one, that bummed me out. I tried."

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Gamble previously told IndieWire of You season 4: "We wanted to bring Ellie back and we heard: 'Oh, Jenna is doing some show'."

She went on to tease a possible return in the future, however, adding: "It's been just such a pleasure to see Jenna this year. We have ideas for Ellie if her schedule allows her to visit us again."

Meanwhile, earlier this month Ortega opened up about her gruelling schedule for Wednesday, recalling: "It was show up to set two hours early, do that 12- to 14-hour day, then go home and then get on a Zoom and have whatever lesson that I had.

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"Or show up to my apartment, [and] my cello teacher was already waiting for me. It was just constantly going, and if you could on a weekend, if we weren't shooting the sixth day that week, it was: 'All right, well then, we'll get your lessons in on that day.'"

Speaking further about preparing for the show's cello scene: "I did not get any sleep. I pulled my hair out. There's so many FaceTime calls that my dad answered of me hysterically crying."

You seasons 1-3 are streaming on Netflix. Season 4 part 1 will premiere on February 9, 2023, and season 4 part 2 on March 9, 2023. Wednesday streams on Netflix – season 2 has been confirmed.

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