A good actor evokes emotion out of their audience, no matter if you love or hate them.
For Justin Prentice, his character as Bryce Walker on 13 Reasons Why was SO despicable that everyone who watched the show absolutely hated him.
So how would that feel IRL?!
Well... he takes it as a compliment!
Justin spoke to Prune Magazine about how his personal life has changed, or been affected after the show.
"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.
"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."
It's hard to differentiate a real person from their character, but it's become evident that Justin is NOTHING like Bryce, which is always a good thing to remember. As for his acting, he did a fantastic job portraying someone we all want to kind of punch in the face.
Claps all 'round.