13 Reasons Why's Timothy Granaderos admits Tyler assault scene made him "nauseous"

23 August 2019, 17:29

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Timothy Granaderos, who plays Monty, says the 13 Reasons Why season 2 Tyler bathroom assault scene made him feel sick when he watched it back.

13 Reasons Why's run on Netflix has not been without its controversies. Season 1 was criticised for its less than masterful handling of Hannah's graphic suicide scene and many felt season 2 also crossed a line with Monty's controversial bathroom assault of Tyler Down (Devin Druid).

Hannah's bathtub suicide scene has since been removed from the show and, even though Tyler's shocking assault still remains, the actor behind Monty admits that it was not an easy scene to watch back.

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Speaking to RadioTimes, Timothy Granaderos, who plays Montgomery De La Cruz, said that the scene made him feel sick and that his stomach was "churning" when he saw it.

Montgomery De La Cruz 13 Reasons Why
Montgomery De La Cruz 13 Reasons Why. Picture: Netflix

"I didn’t expect it, but I got kind of nauseous, and my stomach was churning after watching it," he told the publication. "To be honest, I would expect that reaction from people."

The Tyler Down bathroom rape scene was one of season 2's most controversial moments. In it, Monty and his crew confront Tyler in the bathroom and carry out a violent assault on him with a mop handle. The assault would be a catalyst for Tyler, who plans a school shooting not long after.

At the time ,some viewers said the scene was "out of line" and others expressed that they were "beyond disgusted" at the controversial moment.

Tyler Down bathroom assault scene in 13 Reasons Why season 2
Tyler Down bathroom assault scene in 13 Reasons Why season 2. Picture: Netflix

Last year, Tyler Down actor Devin Druid addressed the scene in an interview with ET.

"It's not something that people think about a lot," he said. "And then as a male character, what does that feel like for you in a society where you're told this shouldn't happen to you, and not that it should happen to anybody, but that this can’t happen to you, but it does, what does that do to you on a mental level as well as physically obviously an enormous amount of pain."

Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why is officially out now and Timothy Granaderos promises that this series "feels like a different show". According to him, there won't be any shocking scenes that cause a social media uproar.

"I don't think you’ll be asking me the same questions about the two prior scenes," Granaderos told Radio Times. "There are definitely scenes that are wild but I don't think you'll be asking if any scenes will need to be removed from season three."

Small miracles, am I right?