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Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Alisha Boe Was ‘Angry’ About Jessica and Justin’s Season 2 Reunion (Exclusive)

*Spoilers forward for 13 Reasons Why season two*

Season two of 13 Reasons Why is streaming now on Netflix, however followers who’ve already binge-watched the season can not seem to cease speaking in regards to the main cliffhangers from that controversial finale!

Some of the largest bombshells had been the result of Bryce’s (Justin Prentice) sexual assault trial, and Jessica’s (Alisha Boe) resolution to get again along with Justin (Brandon Flynn) after watching her address the aftermath of that assault all through the season. 

“That is a very complicated question because I, as Alisha, was very upset because I didn’t want her to go back [to Justin],” Boe admitted to ET on the Vanity Fair x Max Mara Celebration of Women in Film occasion on Tuesday. 

If you may recall, in season one, Justin witnessed Bryce assaulting Jessica at a home celebration and failed to forestall it. After leaving city, he returns in season two on a mission to make amends along with his ex — and information a police report with Jessica towards Bryce. We additionally see Justin on the trail to sobriety after fighting a heroin dependancy. 

“It kind of is toxic in a way, but then you see the redemption Justin has and then you can’t judge Jessica for making her own decisions,” she defined.

“She’s lastly coming to phrases together with her sexuality once more and feeling like her physique is her personal once more. So, at first I learn it and I used to be actually indignant. But then I noticed I used to be Alisha and I used to be judging Jessica. And then I believed, Who am I to guage Jessica?

The 21-year-old actress additionally says she hopes the characters will see extra repercussions for his or her actions in season three, which Netflix introduced will go into manufacturing this fall and be launched in 2019.  

And like Prentice informed ET final month, Alisha was additionally angered by the result of Bryce’s sexual assault trial — simply three months’ probation — whereas Justin, an adjunct to rape, earned himself six months’ probation. 

“It’s supposed to piss you off,” she stated. “But the sad truth is that it happens way more often than you think. When you have a rich white guy going against a black popular cheerleader, there’s race elements to it, there’s privilege…  it’s just a classist thing,” she added. “It just goes back to privilege, and that’s what happens, and we drew from the Brock Turner case and Brock Turner got to walk away with a slap on his wrist.”

Boe hopes the present will set off change. 

“Just think about all the real women it’s [sexual assault] actually happened to and be more enraged and use your voice to do something and make the change and shift the culture.”

As for season three, the actress would like to see the aftermath of male sexual assault explored following Tyler’s (Devin Druid) graphic sodomy scene. 

“I think Tyler’s development character-wise is going to be incredibly interesting; it’s always been one of my favorite story lines because it’s so interesting,” she stated. “And there’s so many layers to it and of course it’s gonna be inevitable that we’re gonna catch up with Tyler in the aftermath, and I feel like especially for a male being sexually assaulted on a popular TV show and then being able to show him trying to recover from that will help a lot of people.” 

She additionally has a couple of hopes for Jessica. 

“I hope that she will empower other girls around her because there are so many other people in the school that have been harassed or assaulted by Bryce or other jocks, so I hope she gets empowered by that and helps those girls.” 

Of course, one factor we can’t see in season three is Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford).  

“It’s strange, I don’t even know how it’s gonna be going back without her,” Boe admitted. “I love her so much and I’ve learned so much from her and I look up to her so much… she is so, so, supremely talented.” 

See what Langford informed ET about her departure from the present — and whether or not we are going to see her in flashback kind in any respect — within the video under. 


Katherine Langford Confirms ’13 Reasons Why’ Departure — How She Hopes To Be Involved in Season 3 (Exclusive)

’13 Reasons Why’: Miles Heizer Thinks Alex Will Be ‘Heartbroken’ Over Jessica and Justin’s Reunion in Season 3

’13 Reasons Why’ Star Devin Druid Addresses Tyler’s Graphic Sodomy Scene Controversy in Season 2 (Exclusive)

’13 Reasons Why’ Star Says Bryce Walker’s Season 2 Ending ‘Pissed’ Him Off (Exclusive)


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