Selena Gomez recently spoke to In Style magazine about her controversial Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which follows the suicide of a teenage girl and the moments that followed.
During the August 3 interview, the 25-year-old singer expressed her surprise in the many opinions of the series and revealed what fans can expect to see from the upcoming second season.
"I didn’t think it would even remotely blow up the way that it did, both positively and, obviously, controversially. So in Season 2, we answer a lot of the questions that were brought up," Gomez explained to In Style magazine.
Gomez went on to say that she is happy that her series has encouraged conversations about the omewhat taboo issue of suicide.
"I think if our show is able to start a conversation at the dinner table, even if it’s just 'That’s terrible' or 'That was great,' it’s still starting a conversation. It scared people, but it’s really important," she said.
Gomez's Netflix series has been criticized by some, but according to the singer, she's glad to bring real issues to the surface. In fact, she prefers to focus on hard-hitting issues because that is what inspires her most.
"It’s just because I’ve had a lot of things happen in my life. I’ve had moments where I feel like, 'Why do I get to do this when other people are working three jobs to get what they need?' I grew up with a mom and a dad and a family that worked so hard—I witnessed it, you know?" she noted. "They kept me as happy as they could, but until I was around 16, 17, it was still really hard. So I want to use my voice to be a part of things and to speak out, whether it’s about health or happiness or charities. If I have this platform, why wouldn’t I use it?"