SELENA GOMEZ HOPES A CONVERSATION IS STARTED WITH “13 REASONS WHY”
Posted On Mar 31, 2017
In her role as producer for Netflix’s latest series, “13 Reasons Why,” Selena Gomez hopes that the story of bullying and teenage suicide starts a conversation with both teenagers and adults. “My mom and I fell in love with the message (the story follows teenager Clay Jensen in his quest to find out why his crush, Hannah Baker, decided to end her life, based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher) and we did everything we could to bring it to life,” said the pop singer. “For me when we started production, I was going through some stuff in my personal life and it was weird to see how the message of the story was reflected in what I was going through personally. When I went on set it was on the last things they were shooting and for a moment, I felt a great kid is going through this – even the adults were talking about the experiences in the story – it brought everyone together.” At the premiere of the series in Los Angeles last night, Gomez said she was surprised at how emotionally attached everyone was to their characters. She also talked about her reasons for agreeing to sing a song at the end of the series. “I didn’t think I was going to do anything for this when it came to my music, but once the project had carried on and while discussing the scoring, we started talking about maybe the end scene, which is my favorite scene between Hannah and Clay, that there would be a moment where I could do this song,” she said. “I remember the one take. I felt more emotionally connected to that song than I did in most of my songs.