When the primary season of the hit Netflix sequence 13 Reasons Why premiered final yr, controversy erupted over the present’s depiction of suicide and psychological well being.
The second season of the present premieres on Could 18 and forged members have spoken brazenly in regards to the platform they’ve as actors portraying characters in a present that offers with such a heavy subject.
“I believe at first it’s onerous for followers of the present to separate you from the character, however I sort of take it as a praise,” Alisha Boe, who performs Jessica on the sequence, informed EBONY. “Blissful that individuals are capable of speak brazenly about these points and seems like they’ll belief us with it.”
Boe feels that folks like Kanye West have a social accountability to make use of their platform to advertise optimistic issues.
“I’m very disillusioned in [Kanye,”] she mentioned. “If in case you have a platform you would possibly as nicely use it for good, for one thing you’re completely enthusiastic about. I do know I’ve quite a lot of younger followers and I need to be a optimistic affect.”
Watch our unique video with Alisha Boe, Ross Butler and Miles Heizer above.