in honor of @13reasonswhy
coming to @netflix
, here is a major throwback.
I grew up with an unwavering passion for acting, for bringing people to life, for experiencing life through another's point of view. I knew I wanted to chase that pursuit ad infinitum. I had been doing theatre and dance theatre work for a long time, and had an incredible desire to branch out and pursue film. putting together my first reel to send to agents posed an almost impossible task: picking only two characters I wanted to share. for me, I wanted to pick two who resonated with me strongly - not necessarily the two who were most similar to me, but whose stories stuck with me in a way I can't even begin to put into words. as an actor, so many characters have made me laugh and cry. so many have haunted me. but hannah baker. hannah baker just stuck out. hers was a story not even detailed in a script, but rather a book, but I had to do her. I had to bring her to life. every life interwoven with hers reminded me of someone I knew, people who's lives had crossed mine.
thank you @selenagomez
, and @netflix
for believing in this story and it's authenticity. @dylan_minnette
, I couldn't imagine anyone else as clay jensen.