'13 Reasons Why' Actor Devin Druid Opens Up About Graphic Scene After Backlash
'13 Reasons Why' has had quite the backlash on their latest season.
After showrunner Brian Yorkey and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, it is now Devin Druid's turn, the actor who plays Tyler Down in the show, to defend and open up about the controversial rape scene in the finale of season 2.
He spoke with ET about it and had the following to say:
“You know, I think people are always gonna have opinions on the show and what we do, but I think it's staying true to what the show has been about and that has been taking on these tough issues and trying to show them in these truthful lights.
We can't sugarcoat it or censor it at all because that's not how these events happen. And I think it is this trying to portray and make people understand what happens in these unfortunate and tragic circumstances.
As an actor I felt a lot of responsibility to accurately portray the pain and humiliation that one can go through when they're assaulted in this way, especially with the stigma around sexual assault with men.
Especially this age of kind of toxic and fragile masculinity, I think that plays a big part in this idea of men being raped, it's not something that people think about a lot. And then as a male character, what does that feel like for you in a society where you're told this shouldn't happen to you, and not that it should happen to anybody, but that this can’t happen to you, but it does, what does that do to you on a mental level as well as physically obviously an enormous amount of pain.”
Stay tuned for more information.