Netflix’s much-awaited 13 Reasons Why Season 4 premieres today and as we all know it’s all about Winston trying to prove that Monty was not the murderer of Bryce Walker. However, Winston has got the support of a newcomer this season and i.e. Diego. Just like Winston, even Diego is full of rage and wants to find out the truth about Monty’s involvement in Bryce’s murder.
Jan Luis Castellanos who plays Diego in 13 Reasons Why Season 4 recently opened up about his character in the new season and shared several details.
In a conversation with Hollywood Life, while talking about what stood about the character that he picked it, Jan Luis said, ” I think it was the groundedness of the character. To bring this character to life, I had to go back to my own high school traits and habits when it came to being an athlete, or possibly a meathead, or whatever, and then add my 13 Reasons Why story to it as well. Diego was like a personal character to me. The story is so grounded and so real yet it’s fictional.”
Sharing more details about the character, he said, “Diego’s nice, I promise. He’s nice. He means well. We all have our differences as characters. With 13 Reasons Why it’s like a game of who can I trust? His storyline is like a rollercoaster full of emotions. When it comes to high school, these kids are blinded by all this emotion as opposed to thinking logically. Diego deals with rage, especially being a football player. He doesn’t mind being a loyal leader or beating somebody up. He’s a really aggressive kid, but he does have his reasoning behind his actions.
He also talked about how Diego is dealing with the sudden death of Monty and said, “I think for Diego, it’s like he lost a brother. So for him, there are still some questions that haven’t been yet answered. He wants the truth. He’s not an idiot. He’s actually pretty smart and mysterious at the same time, so he’s looking for something. He’s looking for the truth. As Clay Jensen always says, the truth will always come out.”
Isn’t that exciting? Well, the season premieres today and we can’t wait to jump upon and binge it. What about you?
Meanwhile, 13 Reasons Why Season 4 Releases Today.