Bex Taylor-Klaus has amassed a dedicated cult following in recent years for playing tough-as-nails characters on television shows such as The Killing, Arrow and Scream, as well as films such as The Last Witch Hunter, Hellfest and Dumplin’.

This year, the actor took on their biggest role to date: as Casey Ford in the third season of Netflix’s controversial teen drama, 13 Reasons Why. The character is significant because their gender identity is never specified on the series, which has been lauded as a significant step-forward for trans and nonbinary representation.

“We love ambiguity in characters, whether it’s moral ambiguity, sexual ambiguity – why not gender ambiguity?” Bex passionately tells us over the phone. “I am a big advocate for loud and proud characters, but I’m also an advocate for subtlety.”

We spoke with the star about their divisive new character, how coming out as trans non-binary has changed their experience in the film and television industry, and why ‘Gays for Trump’ and ‘Women for Trump’ are “the same as ‘Chickens for McNuggets.’”

So, I thought the third season of 13 Reasons Why was a major improvement over the second.

I am going to tell you the truth… I have not seen the second one and never will. The first one

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