Selena Gomez talks about new passion project for Netflix, follows The Weeknd on Instagram now
26 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Former Disney actress and “Hands To Myself” singer Selena Gomez took to Instagram to talk about the new passion projects she is working on with Netflix and it was just found out that she and The Weeknd are following each other on Instagram .
More on the Netflix drama, Gomez is said to be stepping behind the camera. She will be working on a new teen drama series called “13 Reasons Why.” The 13-episode series will be executively produced by Gomez and will premiere on March 31.
“13 Reasons Why” is based on the best-selling 2007 novel of Jay Asher of the same name. It is about a teen named Clay Jenson, who will be played by Dylan Minnette , returning home from school and finding a mysterious box outside of his home with his name on it. He then discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hanna Baker, to be played by Katherine Langford, who is his classmate and his crush. Baker committed suicide two weeks prior to the discovery of the box. On the tape, Baker referenced 13 people who contributed to her decision to take her own life.
The other cast members are Alisha Boe , Brandon Flynn, Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Navarro, Derek Luke, Justin Prentice, Kate Walsh, and Tomy Dorfman . It is directed by Tom McCarthy and written by Brian Yorkey . The other executive producers are Joy Gorman, Yorkey , and Kristel Laiblin .
Originally, Gomez was supposed to star as the female lead. However, she revealed that she wanted to be behind the camera so as to broaden her career. She shared in a recent interview, “My mom [Mandy Teefey ] and I are actually producing a few projects together. It’s something we’ve always loved to do, creating content that inspires people, that moves people.”
As for her relationship with The Weeknd , it was reported that the two are now following each other on Instagram after they were spotted kissing each other after a dinner date in Los Angeles. They have not yet commented on the real status of their relationship.
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