1. She’s from Perth, Australia.

Yep, that natural-sounding American accent is just for 13 Reasons Why. Here’s how she sounds when she’s not playing Hannah Baker.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

2. She’s Athletic.

Katherine was a nationally-ranked swimmer in high school.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

 3. She Auditioned Via Skype For “13 Reasons.”

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

KATHERINE LANGFORD OF “13 REASONS WHY” TAKES A SELFIE. PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM/@KATHERINELANGFORD

4. Lady Gaga inspired her to get into the arts.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

At 16, Katherine saw Lady Gaga in concert. “It was like a spiritual experience,” she told EW, “I was so moved by her performance that I went home and that week I taught myself how to play piano.” During her final year of high school, she became more interested in music and acting, and chose to pursue acting full-time after high school.

5. She Made Her Instagram Public Because Of Selena Gomez.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

KATHERINE LANGFORD DECKED OUT FOR THE PRIDE PARADE. PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM/@KATHERINELANGFORD

At first, Katherine wanted to keep her social media accounts private. She didn’t want the amount of followers she had to increase her chances of getting roles, for she wanted to be hired purely for her skill as an actress.

6. SHE HAD A CRUSH ON ORLANDO BLOOM.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

In a Q & A on Young Hollywood’s Youtube Channel, Katherine Langford admitted that she had a crush on Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” from a very young age. “I was six years old and I was like… you.”

7. 13 Reasons Why is her first TV series.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

Actually, it’s her first major acting credit of any kind.

8. She landed the role after auditioning via Skype.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

The casting director didn’t meet her in person before choosing her to play Hannah.

9. She had just 10 days to get an O-1 visa.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

In just a week and a half, Katherine discovered she landed the role of a lifetime, had to pack up her life in Australia, get a visa (no easy feat!), and move to California to start working. Whoa.

10. She researched Hannah’s character carefully.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

To prep for the scene in which Bryce sexually assaults Hannah in a hot tub, she spoke to a psychiatrist to understand what her character might be thinking and feeling in the moment.

11. She has two movies in the works.

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

The Misguided, an Australian flick about a young man who has to betray his girlfriend to save his brother’s life, debuts later this year. In 2018, she acts opposite Jennifer Garner in Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, about a gay teen who comes out to his classmates.

12. She’s a Netflix junkie

12 Surprising Facts About '13 Reasons Why' Actress Katherine Langford

Filming 13 Reasons Why was heavy work, so to unwind, she’d relax in front of a feel-good comedy. “I watched a lot of The Office,” she said.

 

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