Probably you just finished seeing Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why. If you did, you probably find yourself in a kinda awkward ground right now feeling both devastated and still wanting to know more from it.
If you haven’t seen it, then find out what everybody’s talking about with these facts. Let’s get you started in the series Selena Gomez produced and took the world by storm.
As you probably know, the series is based on the book of the same name by author Jay Asher. If you read the book then probably you noticed that some things happen differently in the book.
For starters, in the book Clay listens to all the tapes in one night and his parents are barely involved in the story. Also, there was not that much background about the other students.
There’s a dramatic change in Hanna’s death. In the series, she splits her wrists in the bathtub while in the book she swallows a bunch of pills. They did this on purpose, “We worked very hard not to be gratuitous, but we did want it to be painful to watch because we wanted to be very clear that there is nothing, in any way, worthwhile about suicide.”
Let’s talk about the cast
It’s pretty funny the fact that for a series of teens living through their high school years there’s only one cast member that’s an actual teen. Devin Druid is the only teen with 19 years old.
Five of the members of the cast also starred on ABC’s medical drama Greys Anatomy, Kate Walsh, Mark Pellegrino, Wilson Cruz, Ajiona Alexus and Dylan Minette, whom Meredith helped to get a pair of ears.
Selena Gomez serving as exec producer
She said, “I was actually going through a really difficult time when they started production, I went away for 90 days and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we’re talking about [with] a lot of the issues that these characters are experiencing.”
To make her even more loveable, she got matching tattoos with some of the members of the cast. Tommy Dorfman, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn and Sel all got a semicolon tattoo. They did it in support of the Project Semicolon a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention.
Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive. Alisha, Selena, and I went together to get ; tattoos. The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I'd never live past the age of 21. Today I'm grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people. If you're struggling, if you feel suicidal, I urge you to click the link in my bio. Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others. 🌧⛅️🌤☀️and RIP Amy Bleul, who started the semicolon movement.