Today in weird celebrity friendships: 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler and singer Courtney Love are apparently actual best friends.
You’ve probably seen Butler (who plays Zach in 13RW) posting pics of the two on his Instagram. And what seemed like one of those casual Hollywood friendships were publicity has turned out to be the real deal. Speaking with Vulture, he explained their history.
“A good friend of mine is her manager. I met him [through a mutual friend] when I moved to L.A. and he was like, ‘Hey, do you wanna meet Courtney Love?’ and I said sure. She and I just clicked really well. She’s super educated, like a walking encyclopedia. She’s just decided to keep me around and has been my mentor and my big sister ever since. She’s actually helped me be more confident about wanting to be a leading man who’s Asian-American. When I moved here I had no direction, and she brought it up to me as something I should feel confident about.”
We kind of love this!
Ross Butler has been super vocal about his desire to change the landscape of opportunities for Asian American actors. He said,
“I told my team not to send me out for stereotypical Asian roles, so I didn’t get a lot of things for a while. At first, it was a little intimidating. I’d be the only Asian guy there because I was going out for roles that weren’t Asian specific.”
We’re glad to see he’s found a role model, although admittedly, an odd one. Hey, whatever works!
Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why has officially been greenlit.