The Most Difficult Scene To Shoot In "13 Reasons Why" Is Not The One You're Thinking

25 May 2018, 17:10

13 Reasons Why Difficult Scene To Film
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By Katie Louise Smith

Turns out, the most awkward and difficult scene of 13 Reasons Why season two for the actors to film wasn't any of the ones you're probably thinking of.

The series isn't short of sex scenes that we're sure would be hella awkward for the young actors to film, nor is it short of uncomfortable to watch (and no doubt uncomfortable to film) assault scenes either. But the one scene that the cast found the most awkward and difficult to film? It was the scene at the end of season two... you know, the one at the school dance.

Yes, really. Plot twist of the highest order.


Speaking at an AOL Build event, the cast (Dylan Minnette, Alisha Boe, Devin Druid, Christian Navarro and Ross Butler) spoke about the second season of the Netflix teen drama and the challenges they faced during filming. They reflected on the #MeToo movement aspects of the show, gun violence, the brutal scene involving Tyler and Monty in the season finale and that particularly awkward Prom scene.

“You think you know how to dance, until you have to dance without music,” Christian said.

In case you didn't know, the scene was shot without music - that was all added in post-production. So effectively, it's just a bunch of actors in one room, dancing to absolutely no music, with everyone shouting their lines of dialogue over non-existent music.

“There are 200 people in the background, and you have to be yelling as though you’re yelling over music, and all the background actors are silent, and so you’re just screaming out spoilers…. I knew they'd all signed NDAs, but it was a whole thing for me!” explained Dylan.

"There's so many technical aspects about that too, there's so many people involved," replied Devin.

Christian also explained that that scene was kinda emotional for him too. "There are hard scenes during the show for each of us but I think as a culmination of two years, being in there and then the performance [Dylan] gave and everyone coming in to be there for Clay was heartbreaking."

The more you know...