It’s quickly become our brand new TV obsession, and now 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford (aka Hannah) has spoken about what it was like filming some of the show’s tougher moments, and it sounds pretty emotional.
In case you weren’t aware, 13 Reasons Why is the new Netflix show that is being executive produced by Selena Gomez an her mom, and is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. The show is an emotional one that deals with the lead up and aftermath of the suicide of Hannah Baker, and it’s a show that has left us completely heartbroken.
Now Katherine Langford has opened up about what it was like to film some of the show’s tougher scenes.
Be warned, the below contains spoilers for the first season of 13 Reasons Why.
Most notably are episodes 12 and 13 in which Hannah is raped and then kills herself, which Langford said presented her with her biggest difficulties.
“The further you go along, the more involved you become with Hannah and the closer I felt to her. And also the acts that happen are increasingly harsh,” she explained. “Episodes 12 and 13 made me a little bit nervous because as a young adult playing a young adult, these issues are so relevant.”
Continuing, Langford noted that she wanted the depictions on screen to feel as real as possible, and said that she wanted to avoid romanticizing them or for them to feel like a plot device, which is what often is the case when handling such issues on TV shows.