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Jan Luis Castellanos Is "13 Reasons Why" Last Good Guy

The Dominican actor plays Diego Torres, a football player who's determined to find the truth about who framed Monty de la Cruz.


WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

Diego Torres Liberty High Football Player 13 Reasons Why Jan Luis Castellanos Netflix Original Season Finale
Photo: Netflix

You would think that after all the shit these kids have been through, their senior year at Liberty High would be a little less chaotic.


If you are a fan of 13 Reasons Why, you knew that was never going to happen. And this is where JanLuis Castellanos's character, Diego Torres, comes in.


"Diego was a fun character to bring to life. He gave me a chance to go back to high school," said the 24 year-old actor. "He is fierce. Loyal. His aggression can get in the way of things at times because he's so loyal."


Diego is the leader of Liberty High's football team. As one of Monty's closest friends, he's determined to find out who framed him. In the process, he becomes Jessica Davis's boyfriend. Even though their relationship is one-sided (Jessica *kinda* uses him to get information), several instances throughout the season confirm that Diego truly loves her. Yes, even after he finds out she was involved in Monty's arrest.


Diego Torres Liberty High Football Player 13 Reasons Why Jan Luis Castellanos Netflix Original Season Finale
Photo: Netflix
When I asked about his connection to the character, JanLuis said, "Diego is one of those characters that hit home."

JanLuis and I had a Zoom call where we talked about being Latinos in this country, his favorite cinema classics, and his decision to grow his hair during quarantine. He's a charismatic guy that has you holding on to every single word he says. After finishing the fourth season of 13 Reasons Why in one day (no joke), I really believe his was a perfect casting.