Selena Gomez Convinced 13 Reasons Why Star Katherine Langford To Go Public On Social Media For A Really Good Reason

"It was a bit of a big decision for me."

If you haven’t started watching 13 Reasons Why, please do so immediately.

The Netflix show, which follows the aftermath of a high-school student’s suicide, is executively produced by singer Selena Gomez, and stars Australian actress, Katherine Langford, as the leading lady, Hannah Baker.

Katherine is new to the spotlight having only starred in one film, and so she wanted to keep her social media profiles private.

However, Selena Gomez convinced her to go public, as it’s the best way for her to connect with fans who relate to her character’s mental health struggles.

Speaking to The Last Magazine, she said, “It was a bit of a big decision for me actually, because I wanted to be an actor purely for the acting work. I have never been attracted to increasing my popularity or hireability by being on Instagram.

“Selena pointed out that the show is targeting young adults like me and that social media is a good medium to talk directly with those who relate to my character, Hannah,” she continued.

Posting her first public photo to Instagram, the actress said, “Ladies and jellyfish – WE ARE PUBLIC! After much consideration as to whether or not to keep private – I’ve chosen to open up this account so I can connect with all of you!

“Thank you to all the kind beauties who have been following from the beginning, and to @selenagomez for the push ?…

“I can’t wait for you guys to see the show @13reasonswhy We made something really special and I hope it speaks to all of you ?

“Sending infinite love! Be brave, be kind, and get ready for what’s coming ❤ xx”

One fan replied, “You are so wonderful and inspiring – I watched 13 reasons why in two days and I loved it so much! It’s so important that someone speaks up about this hard topic. Great job. Lots of love.”

Another said, “I love how you are so open with your fans and just yourself. It inspires me.”

Katherine already has 2.5 million followers on the photo sharing site, and we’ve a feeling that’s only going to increase.

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