Selena Gomez Talks About New Netflix Show – ’13 Reasons Why’


Ever since her stint and recovery in rehab, Selena Gomez has been on a roll. Though she may be battling lupus, she’s achieving so much more at her age that a number of people have been able to do their whole lives. From successful sold out shows to handling the tabloids like a pro, the Hands To Myself singer has done it all. And let’s not forget her ongoing sizzling romance with Starboy himself, The Weeknd.

Apart from thrilling acting roles, most prominently on Disney’s Wizards Of Waverley Place, she has moved on to actually a producing a brand new show on Netflix. The show is called 13 Reasons Why and is adapted from the book by Jay Asher of the same name. The story is of a teenage girl who commits suicide and leaves behind thirteen tapes explaining why she had to end her life.

Thirteen Reasons Why – a novel by Jay Asher. Buy it now on Amazon.

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At a Netflix panel, Selena Gomez told the media the reason why she wanted to produce this show. “To be frank with you, I was actually going through a really difficult time when [the show] started production. I went away for 90 days and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we are talking about. A lot of the issues these characters are experiencing.”

“[13 Reasons Why] hits a very important part of me and I think that’s what [kids] need to see. Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was Disney Channel, it was also adults that had, you know, the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life and it was very confusing for me. It was so confusing. I had no idea who I was going to be and what I’m still going to become and it definitely hits home.”

Selena Gomez posted an image on Instagram, with the cast of 13 Reasons Why and captioned the image: “What 13 reasons why has represented was an authentic story of what every kid deals with in every day life. The pressure, the unrealistic expectations of what they believe they should be. Whether you have read this book or not, it’s a story of what every kid does and will continue to go through – unless we keep talking about it. People are hurting and deserve to be heard. Tired of others portraying a false idea of what every day life is. @13reasonswhy can enlighten people to what words mean when you say them”.

13 Reasons Why premiers on Netflix on March 31, 2017.