Recently, the actress and now producer revealed she knew she wasn’t right for the role of Hannah in the series, a role she was set for when the project was going through its’ first development.
“The older I got — once I left my series [Wizards of Waverly Place], once I started to go for roles that weren’t that age range — it organically began to become a project that I knew I would be behind the scenes with,” Selena added in a new interview with NY Times.
She adds, “I actually like that I’m not in it. To be honest, this book has such a huge following. I wanted it to be credible. If I’m a part of it, that’s going to cause a whole other conversation.”
What did that mean? That she, as Selena Gomez, would be a distraction to the message. “And I knew that.”
13 Reasons Why premieres on March 31st on Netflix.