Today, she’s one of the biggest television and movie stars in the game, but like many stars, Jenna Ortega’s first big breaks came in the form of commercial work. Having started acting at a young age, Ortega has quickly built up an impressive resume which can sometimes make it hard to believe she’s only 20 years old.
After starting off in hit series like Jane the Virgin, Richie Rich, Stuck in the Middle, and Elena of Avalor, Ortega began to branch out into more mature projects leading to roles in titles such as You season 3, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream, Studio 666, and, most recently, Wednesday — a role that helped to take Ortega’s career to an entirely new level in making her an even bigger household name.
However, before she was breaking Netflix records and creating the internet’s favorite TikTok dance craze, Ortega was like any other child actor who broke into the industry through commercials and ad work. Among the many projects Ortega worked on before breaking into television and movies was a spot in a McDonald’s ad that the internet is now obsessing over.
Watch Jenna Ortega McDonald’s ad
In a recently resurfaced Jenna Ortega McDonald’s ad making its way around the internet, the future Wednesday star is all smiles as she enjoys some McDonald’s in an ad spot designed to help promote the brand’s new Happy Meal toys.
Across the brief video, we see a baby-faced Ortega snacking on some chicken nuggets and apple slices before getting to discover the magic of the month’s Happy Meal toy: a special Build-a-Bear Workshop plush! Although Ortega does not have any lines in the classic ad, she’s an absolute scene-stealer in the commercial which is totally unsurprising.
The unearthed Jenna Ortega McDonald’s ad is a fun throwback that has quickly left Wednesday fans shocked due to many simply never realizing both just how long Ortega has been working in Hollywood and that one of her first gigs was a McDonald’s commercial.