What does it take to be a rising star? When the Perth, Australia, native landed her breakout role as a bullied teen in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, she wasn’t even sure she could get a working U.S. visa in time. “They called me with literally 36 hours’ notice saying, ‘You’re leaving at 3 a.m. on Sunday, pack your bags,’ ” says Langford, who is currently in Northern California filming the second season of the breakout YA drama, which will feature her character in more scenes than even Langford expected. She’s also starring in Greg Berlanti’s coming-of-age film Love, Simon.
MY WORST HABIT ON SET : “Most of my set time has been on one show that is very intense. I slept a lot and was usually just very quiet.” MOST EMBARRASSING AUDITION : “I met some producers, and we started talking about musical theater and Bob Fosse, and I stood up and did a Fosse jump.” I’D LOVE TO HAVE STARRED IN: “A superhero movie or a musical or a Star Wars — I’m a huge Star Wars fan.”
Just three short months ago, the world had no idea who Katherine Langford was. But playing the lead role in the controversial Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why, which tells the story of teenager Hannah Baker, who takes her own life after sustained bullying at her northern California high school, has propelled Katherine to international stardom.
In the wake of her critically acclaimed performance, the 21-year-old from Perth has garnered 6 million Instagram followers and appeared on both the Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres talk shows in the US. However it was the loveheart tweet from her idol Lady Gaga that brought home just how big 13 Reasons Why – and Katherine herself – had become. Continue Reading…
“I think my story is a bit bizarre,” she confesses. “I don’t think anyone had any idea [13 Reasons Why] was going to be as big as it has been. I feel like it happened for a reason, and I know that sounds silly. It’s definitely been the hardest – but it’s been the best – first job I could have ever asked for.”
The toughest part of playing Hannah Baker on the first season of “13 Reasons Why” wasn’t the heavy source material or how far she had to go for the role of a suicidal high schooler, according to show star Katherine Langford. The young actress highlighted her last scene — the one in the bathtub — for Hannah in episode 13 as being one of the toughest things she had to do on set, but “not because of the reasons you probably think it is,” she told TheWrap. Watch the video below and check out the hd screencaps in the Gallery!
“At that point I had been playing her for six months and I had to let her go,” said Langford, an Australian who moved to Los Angeles to shoot the 13-episode series in her first major Hollywood role. She said she had gotten sick the night before they shot the bathtub scene. “I was sick and I had to let her go and I was crying in my trailer, because I’m like, ‘I don’t want to let her go,’” she said.
What is it like to play a teenager preparing to kill herself? At just 20, Australian actress Katherine Langford flew across the Pacific to take on her first major acting job: starring as Hannah Baker in “13 Reasons Why.” The controversial Netflix drama, executive-produced by “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy, inspired a disturbing Internet meme and provoked furious discussion of its many themes, among them bullying, sexual assault, depression, slut-shaming and teen suicide. Langford’s character has taken her own life, leaving behind 13 cassette tapes to explain why she did it.
Once “13 Reasons” wrapped, Langford quickly slipped into another American role in the forthcoming Greg Berlanti movie “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” which revolves around a gay teen trying to come out on his own terms. Langford — who cites anti-bullying icon Lady Gaga as her biggest creative influence — seems genuinely thrilled to immerse herself in projects with a socially conscious edge. Continue Reading…
“It’s lovely because you feel like you are part of something that has made a difference,” she says, adding that she hopes “13 Reasons Why” fans “may be a little kinder” to those around them. “Even though it’s just a piece of entertainment, it’s generated conversation that might make people more aware that tiny things you do can affect somebody else in a big way.”
We added 800+ HD screencaptures from Katherine’s guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from May 12, 2017. It was a very funny interview! If you want to watch it head to our Facebook page or click on Watch the Interview below! You can also find the photos from the show in our Gallery! Enjoy!
We added high quality digital scans of the May 19, 2017 Issue of Entertainment Weekly with Katherine & Dylan Minnette on the cover. Head to the Gallery to read the whole interview! For the photoshoot, backstage photos & high definition screencaps from the video backstage & interview head to the Gallery or check the post below this one!
Hannah Baker had a story to tell. And when 13 Reasons Why hit Netflix in March, the internet couldn’t stop talking about it. Three weeks after the show’s release, it had become the most tweeted-about TV series of 2017, with 11 million tweets. Whether it’s about the subject matter, the performances, or even the music, the conversation surrounding the show has been constant, making it a breakout hit for the streaming service — not to mention landing its original source material, Jay Asher’s 2007 YA novel of the same name, the No. 1 spot on USA Today’s best-seller list.
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