It’s Emile Ennis Jr. here with Clevver News and we all got to know and love Katherine
Langford as Hannah Baker in seasons 1 and 2 of 13 Reasons Why, and now she’s opening
up about the real reason she left the show.
Alright, so if you haven’t watched 13 Reasons Why by now, I’ve gotta warn ya, there are
gonna to be spoilers ahead.
And I also want to give a trigger warning in case you haven’t seen the show, it deals
with heavy topics like mental health, bullying, sexual assault, and suicide.
So if you or someone you know needs help, we’ve linked some resources down in the
Ok, now back to the story.
If you’ve watched the series, you know that Katherine Langford played the leading role
of Hannah Baker.
“Hey it’s Hannah, Hannah Baker.
And as fans know, Katherine’s character, Hannah Baker, committed suicide in the first
season of the show, but she was still in the second season of the show through flashback
“What are you gonna do about that?”
At the time, many fans were shocked to hear that Katherine was not returning for seasons
3 and 4 of the Netflix series.
But others just assumed she left the show because telling Hannah’s story was complete.
And now Katherine opened up to Radio Times.com about why she stepped back from the role and
Katherine said quote, “13 Reasons Why was my first role and something that I’m so
And obviously to have that great relationship with Netflix is such a happy coincidence,
as they’re the ones who are also responsible for this story as well.”
The story she’s talking about is her next leading role in the upcoming Netflix series,
The new series drops this week and Katherine plays future Lady of the Lake Nimue, a magical
warrior who leads a revolution against a religious cult.
And in the recent interview Katherine admitted that leaving 13 Reasons Why after the second
season gave her some space before committing to another lead role.
She also revealed that she’d grown and changed as an actor since saying goodbye to Hannah
Katherine said quote, “I think it also feels nice to have had that breathing room, of closing
that chapter two or three years ago, and having the space to do a couple of other roles before
stepping into another huge commitment like this series.
I feel like I’ve grown a lot more as a person, and hopefully more as an actor, and that’s
something that I hope I can continue to do.”
And she feels like her new show Cursed, will challenge her even more.
Katherine said quote, “I think this particular project is so special to me in the sense that
it really feels like it’s different to anything I’ve done before.
And it also feels like I’m telling a different story, in the sense that…it’s kind of
matured and grown in a way, which I feel I also have as a person.
We really see Nimue go from being this young woman to an adult, really coming into her
So it looks like Katherine’s fans are going to see a very different side of her in her
new lead role in Cursed compared to time playing a high schooler in 13 Reasons Why.
Though it seems she will forever be grateful for her days playing Hannah Baker.
And if you caught the 4th and final season of 13 Reasons Why, AGAIN, SPOILER ALERT, you
know that Katherine made a special appearance in the series finale.
Her final appearance is in one of Clay Jensen's visions, he sees Hannah walking towards him
in the gym following graduation.
Unfortunately, Katherine was still busy filming Cursed, so they used old footage of her as
Hannah, but it still got fans all up in their feelings.
People took to Twitter and totally freaked out over seeing Katherine in the show again.
And Katherine spoke to Digital Spy about why she couldn’t make filming the finale episode
and she revealed whether or not she’s actually watched the final season of 13 Reasons Why.
She said quote, “I was still filming Cursed, so I wasn’t able to go in and shoot anything.
It’s funny because I haven’t fully seen Season 3 or 4 — but I’m making my way
through Season 3, and watching Season 4 now that that chapter’s closed.”
And Katherine went on to say how proud she still is of the show and how she keeps in
touch with her cast mates.
She said quote, “I’m really proud of everyone in the cast, and we’re still really tight.
In many ways, I already know what happens and I’m just so proud for them.
Closing that chapter was such a special part instilled in all of our lives.”
And if you’re bummed 13 Reasons Why is over, click right over here for another Clevver
video about some other shows you might like if you enjoyed 13RW.
Also, let us know down in the comments below what you think about Katherine’s reason
for leaving the show and if you’ll be watching her new Netflix show later this week.
I’m your host Emile Ennis Jr., bye guys!