The famous pop singer is executive producing an upcoming Netflix show called 13 Reasons Why. The show follows the story of Hannah Baker, a high school student who decides to commit suicide. At a Netflix-hosted panel about the series, Selena said that she has a personal connection to the story.
“I think that my own high school experience was amplified. I wouldn’t say it was worse, but it made it harder… Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was Disney Channel, it was also adults that had the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life. It was very confusing for me. I had no idea who I was going to be, what I’m still going to become,” noted the famous singer.
She also opened up about her stint in rehab. “To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when they started production. I went away for 90 days, and I actually met a ton of kids in this place that were talking about issues that these characters are experiencing. Whether I like it or not, people have seen a lot of my mistakes and I had to use that as a good thing, because then they’re able to trust me. I want to be a part of this, because I think this is what they want, this is what they need,” said Selena about her experience in rehab.
Gomez also noted that young people are very disconnected from other people now. She believes that what teens really want is simply a connection.