Selena Gomez out to sushi with author Jay Asher. He blogged: The only thing I knew about Selena Gomez was that magazines loved putting her face on the cover linking her to some teen heartthrob. So, I watched a few episodes..
..of her TV show, Wizards of Waverly Place, to see if I could glimpse any traces of Hannah Baker. Sure, Selena’s character was positive and funny (like Hannah when she first moved to town). And sure, Selena was pretty (which is how Clay described Hannah). But I needed to see more. So, I bought that DVD and my wife and I sat down to watch it. I will admit, we were skeptical. We assumed we
knew Selena based on her TV series and the covers of Tiger Beat magazine. (Which is kind of sad, isn’t my book all about awfulness of stereotyping?) While most of the movie was light and funny, there were absolute hints of Hannah..
Baker poking through, subtle expressions that reminded me of specific scenes in the book. It gave me the chills! Visually, for the first time, I could see pretty and optimistic Hannah slowly losing hope. But was it just me? When the movie was over, I turned to JoanMarie, who is just as protective of Hannah as I am. She said: ‘It gave me goosebumps. You need to let her do this.’