has raised eyebrows with her latest film role, leaving many film fans seriously disturbed.
The 21-year-old became a household name in recent years, thanks to stints in Wednesday, .
However, she switched , starring as Cairo Sweet in erotic thriller Miller’s Girl, opposite Martin Freeman, 52 – who was cast as her teacher, Jonathan Miller.
The film, which was released in the last month, saw the characters ‘blur the lines’ as their personal and professional lives ‘intertwined’.
One particular scene went viral, showing Jonathan reading a creative writing assignment that Cairo submitted as they grew closer on screen, with the professor appearing to stroke his student and bend her over a bed, before leaning in very close.
Viewers were taken aback by the unnerving footage, and flocked to unpack the flick on social media.
Alongside a clip of the scene in question, one penned: ‘MILLER’S GIRL SPOILER. This scene is f-ing crazy #jennaortega #MillersGirl [sic].’
‘Man what!!! I get she’s an actor but man it’s hard to watch,’ another fumed.
As a Twitter user questioned: ‘IS THAT HER TEACHER???’
Unpacking the film on Reddit, a follower praised: ‘I loved it personally. It made me feel uncomfortable but also on the edge of my seat.
‘Jenna Ortega really brought the acting chops with this one. And yes it’s exactly like a 90’s style of movie and I loved that about it.’
‘It’s utterly ridiculous but I dug it quite a lot. It was subversive and engaging, even it was a bit groan worthy in spots,’ a Reddit user agreed. ‘It’s a full on erotic thriller in 2024… we don’t get a lot of those anymore so I’m also going to appreciate it.’
‘Wasn’t a big fan. Questionable moments left me wondering what the intent of this film was,’ a viewer posted.
As a commenter claimed that a couple ‘walked out of the theater’ because they were ‘so uncomfortable’.
Although the footage has sent the internet into a spin, there is currently no UK release date.
Miller’s Girl premiered in the US on January 26, with the official synopsis reading: ‘A talented young writer (Ortega) embarks on a creative odyssey when her teacher (Freeman) assigns a project that entangles them both in an increasingly complex web.
‘As lines blur and their lives intertwine, professor and protégé must confront their darkest selves while straining to preserve their individual sense of purpose and the things they hold most dear.’
After an extremely busy 2023, Jenna is somehow set to be even more in demand this year, and is set to steal the show in the upcoming reboot of Beetlejuice.
The second season of Wednesday is also expected to drop on Netflix, jetting us all back to Nevermore Academy.
If all that wasn’t enough, she will be popping up in both Death of a Unicorn and Winter Spring Summer of Fall at some point – and is serving as executive producer on both films.
Bring it on.
Miller’s Girl is in US cinemas now, with a UK release date to be confirmed.