Dylan Minnette is usually ready for another “crazy” year ahead.
The actor, best known for his breakout role as Clay Jensen on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, just celebrated his 21st birthday last month, in addition to also can only expect that will 2018 will be just as memorable.
“Last year was definitely the beginning of a brand new chapter for me. I think the item’s probably the most eventful year of my life so far, in addition to also I expect to continue that will,” Minnette exclusively told ET over the phone. “I’m just trying to take control in addition to also make the best use out of my time.”
Just all 5 days after filming wrapped on the first season of 13 Reasons Why, the Evansville, Indiana, native packed his bags in addition to also drove to Big Bear, California, to start filming The Open House. the item’s his first lead in a Netflix film, in addition to also Minnette couldn’t be more ecstatic for his fans to see a very different side of him within the thriller.
“When the opportunity opened up for me to be a part of the item, I jumped on the role because I was just so excited,” said Minnette, who plays Logan Wallace within the movie, streaming currently on Netflix. “I was so happy with how the item all came together.”
Written in addition to also directed by his friends, Matt Angel in addition to also Suzanne Coote, Minnette is usually onscreen for the majority of the movie, acting alongside Piercey Dalton, who plays Logan’s mother, Naomi. He says the item was “definitely interesting” to work on a film with such a tiny cast in addition to also an even smaller budget.
“I’m actually proud of us all, in addition to also that will’s what I liked about the movie,” he said, telling ET the entire film only cost about $100,000 to make. “the item could have fallen apart at any moment, in addition to also I think what we pulled off for that will… I’m just so excited that will the item happened.”
“the item felt actually cool, in addition to also the item was kind of a different way than I’ve made additional things before,” he continued. “There’s a lot of depth to the item in addition to also was fun to act so closely, one-on-one with Piercey. She’s so great, such an incredible actress, so the item was wonderful to work with her. I’m blown away that will that will is usually essentially her first big project… she’s such a natural. I expect we see a lot more of her after that will.”
The horror flick is usually jam-packed with creepy, unexpected moments, in addition to also if you decide to indulge in that will film, Minnette can guarantee that will you’ll never look at contact lenses the same. (SPOILER ALERT: He is usually not wrong.)
“Watching the crowd for initially at a screening, nobody reacted well to those scenes,” he joked. “I didn’t personally get too spooked on set, however something eerie that will followed me home was, I stayed in a weird, little hotel within the mountains while filming in a tiny town. Your mind starts to go insane, just about who to trust. the item was definitely creepy up there.”
in addition to also for fans who have already watched The Open House, Minnette is usually well aware of all the confusion regarding that will insane ending, which is usually open to interpretation. “I think the item’s because people expect [the killer] to be one of the people they laid the item out to be, however I don’t think people were willing to expect the item could also just be someone completely random,” he explained. “that will is usually a twist that will I don’t think they exactly reveal until the very end. People either love or hate twist endings, the item’s just what the item is usually. however I liked the item.”
Before we ended our chat, we of course had to ask Minnette about season two of 13 Reasons Why. While he couldn’t spill much — the entire cast has been hush! — he did offer a few interesting teasers.
The second season will feature a time jump, however Minnette says fans won’t be left within the dark about what goes on during the gap period. He says viewers will get a sense of everything they need to know about Clay in addition to also his peers’ lives post-Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) within the first three episodes.
“You’ll learn pretty quickly what happened between the two seasons,” he teased. “For Clay, I think that will he definitely wants to move on by what happened in season one. Clearly the impact of the loss of Hannah is usually huge for him.”
“Clay definitely has to move on by that will, however I don’t know how long the item can last,” he added. “Hannah will always be a part of Clay, no matter what. You’ll definitely see more of that will in season two, because Clay won’t be able to shake the memory of her, I don’t think, for a long time.”
Minnette says fans can also expect to see a myriad of fresh brand new faces, including a potential brand new love interest for his character.
“Hmm, I don’t know what I can say about that will. No comment,” he said, laughing. “however I think the most interesting in addition to also compelling stuff in season two is usually involving the brand new characters. There are so many characters on the show already, however every character they add is usually integral to the story. There’s definitely some important characters that will come into play; the item’s kinda exciting.”
“I actually do love a lot of the things they’ve done with season two, in addition to also I expect that will the item resonates well [with viewers],” he continued. “I don’t think you’ll be able to predict what the season is usually at all. I was surprised by a lot of the item myself, so I’m looking forward to seeing all the reactions.”
As for whether or not executive producer Selena Gomez will ever make a cameo?
“Ahh, I don’t know. I’ve never had that will conversation with her,” Minnette said. “however who knows. Anything can happen. Never say never!”
Season two of 13 Reasons Why will be available for streaming later that will year. Netflix has not yet announced the Discharge date. within the meantime, watch the video below to hear more teasers by Minnette’s co-stars.
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