It wasn’t lost during the Netflix panel for the show this week, when Selena explained just why she let the part go and focused on producing.
“I was going my TV series [Wizards of Waverly Place] at the time, so I was maybe 16, 17 and it would’ve made sense [then],” she shared.
However, the adaption plans changed from a movie to a TV series, and so did Selena.
“I can’t picture anyone else being Hannah but Katherine [Langford],” Selena continued. “When you watch her on-screen, she’s just captivating and she just is Hannah. It worked out they way it was supposed to work out.”
You can check out the entire panel for the series below!
13 Reasons Why Panel | Netflix