6 13 Reasons Why Characters Who Don’t Match Their Book Description
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is based on a fan-favorite YA novel of the same name, written by Jay Asher. When it comes to any book-to-TV adaptations, there are always bound to be some significant differences and fans of the paperback know that A LOT of creative liberties were taken when it came to making Jay’s hit a Netflix Original Series.
Apart from several variations in the actual plot (that OMFG cliffhanger ending, for example), another thing that changed a lot as Brian Yorkey brought the book to life is the way that the characters look. While the actors chosen to portray these fictional people may veer far from how they were first envisioned by readers, we’ve gotta be honest — the 13 Reasons Why cast has got some amazing chemistry and do a great job bringing the book characters to life, so their new appearances are totally welcome here.
Played by: Katherine Langford
It might surprise some 13RW viewers to find out that the OG Hannah Baker was actually blonde-haired and blue-eyed — especially because Selena Gomez, who is a brunette, was supposed to play the character when the book was slated to be a movie!
In the written version, Han is described of having long, blonde curly hair, which she chops off just before she decides to commit suicide. You can even see her blonde locks on the book cover!