Twenty-five-year-old singer and actress Selena Gomez has praised the 21-year-old talented actress Katherine Langford for her “strength and softness” after she picked up her first Golden Globe nomination. The Australian actress has been nominated for the best performance by an actress in a drama television series award. As you may be aware, she plays Hannah Baker in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Selena worked as a producer on the show.
As reported by R1l.fm.
The Weekend’s ex was beyond excited for the young actress as she took to social media to share her pride.
Selena decided to post a professional picture of herself and Katherine at a red carpet event for the launch of the show. The caption read: “AND to this gorgeous, kind hearted lady. You endured this character with such strength and softness. @katherinelangford I am so proud you are being acknowledged for doing just that! GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!!! Ladies are shining! (sic)”
The Bad Liar hitmaker also announced that the show’s second season just finished filming and it’s coming soon! 13 Reasons Why is a drama-mystery web television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It’s a story about a high school student Hannah Baker, who committed suicide. Before she did, she recorded herself on cassette tapes, giving thirteen reasons why she ended her life. The show premiered on 31 March this year.
Selena also posted pictures of what appears to be the show’s wrap party.
“And this year wraps up with another committed journey with @13reasonswhy -Season 2 is coming. To every person on this project, thank you for coming back. Good or bad we are committed to having the tough conversations, to telling the story that can start change. (sic)”
For Katherine, this was her first major role on tv. Meanwhile, she released a statement expressing her “sheer excitement” to have landed the prestigious nomination.
The statement read: “Words can not express my sheer excitement and gratitude for being nominated by the HFPA this morning for portraying ‘Hannah Baker,’ a young woman whom I have come to truly love and understand. Hannah’s story resonated with so many people, and I feel truly grateful to Netflix, Paramount TV, Brian Yorkey, Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, and all of our tremendous producers … and to our incredibly talented cast – who are also my dear friends, and our wonderful crew for bringing this story to life. Most of all, my sincere hope is that the recognition continues to shine a light on so many of the important life issues and struggles we portray in 13 Reasons Why. I’m forever grateful to have been given this opportunity and will continue to work hard to bring dignity, respect, and grace to such a powerful character.”
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