If you are a fan of 13 Reasons Why, then you know Justin Prentice as the guy who plays Bryce Walker. In the Netflix drama, Justin's character is senior at the high school who is the subject of Hannah Baker's 12th tape. Bryce did a lot of terrible things on the show, the worst being the fact that he is responsible for assaulting both Jessica and Hannah.
Justin's acting may seem super believable, but he couldn't be more different from his role on the show. Something fans may not know about the star is that he actually is super into K-Pop music.
"[My hidden talent is] singing K-Pop. I would learn the words, but I didn’t know what they meant. I can sing along with the actual words, I had no idea what I was singing, but it’s catchy as hell," Justin revealed.
Who knew?! We for sure can't imagine Bryce jamming out to some K-Pop tunes but Justin is all about it. So how does playing such a cruel role actually affect Justin? Given the fact that his character is so hated by viewers, the actor admitted he gets some strange looks in real life.
But aside from getting approached here and there, his social life hasn't really changed much since the show aired. It seems as though he has remained really down-to-earth and not at all swept up by the fame.
"Occasionally some people come up to me or you get a few sideways glances and fear in people’s eyes. Aside from that, not a whole lot has changed. A few more pictures with people, but I’m pretty low key. I don’t go to a lot of parties or events unless its press for the show, so I guess that’s one thing that has changed – I’m doing more press. For the most part everything is the same, and I’m the same person," he said.
As for fans hating on Justin for the cruel nature of his character, he hasn't received any confrontations in person. However, he did admit he gets a lot of backlash on social media.
"Everyone that has come up to me has been super sweet and a big fan of the show. On social media though, yes," he said. "That means I did my job. I take them all as compliments. My fans will often defend me, so a lot of my comment section is mass warfare of people going back and forth, which is amazing."
So he's grateful for his fans and if you ever run into Justin, just know he's actually the nicest and the total opposite of his character!
This story originally appeared on our sister site, M magazine.
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