Hannah Baker Katherine Langford
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Katherine Langford is one of her generation’s most visible actresses, and it all comes from her first role. Langford, who stars on Netflix’s smash-hit 13 Reasons Why, brought viewers to tears as Hannah Baker. And Hannah will remain in the spotlight in Season 2, with Langford reprising her role.

It’s no surprise that she feels strongly about the show, and she sings its praises in a new interview with Deadline.

As far as first jobs go, 13 Reasons Why was the best thing for Langford:

Another highlight? Getting to work with co-star Dylan Minnette:

She added that she didn’t meet Minnette until a week before shooting, but that they got on really well when they spoke for the first time over Skype. “We had a really good conversation and hopping off that call, I felt immediately that he was an awesome person I was really excited to work with.”

Then, there’s the no small feat of having an Oscar-winning director (Tom McCarthy) direct you in your first scenes:

Sounds like she’s learning a lot from the show, and that she’s as excited for Season 2 as we are.