WATCH: 13 Reasons Why's Hannah actually has an Australian accent

Emma Shepherd

It's been the most talked about Netflix series of late, and 13 Reason Why's leading lady Katherine Langford has gone from an unknown actress to the talk of the town.

Originally from Australia, this Aussie actress has fooled millions into thinking she's from the US of A, as her American accent is so good people can't hear her Aussie twang!

Aussie actress stunned fans when they found out she was not American. Source: YouTube

But in a recent interview with Extra, the Perth-born actress reveals her true Australian accent. Watch the clip above and be prepared to be blown away.

The Perth-born actress has studied the art of acting since she was a little girl, at both the Principal Academy of Performing Arts in Perth and the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

Selena Gomez was blown away with the actress' perfect character fit. Source: Instagram

It's said that the 21-year-old star auditioned for the major role over Skype, and didn't meet the producers face-to-face until she was cast, according to Cosmopolitan magazine.

Katherine also reportedly auditioned for the role of Hannah's best friend Jessica, before being cast for the lead role.

The Aussie actress has gone from unknown to talk of the town. Source: Instagram

When Selena Gomez bought the rights to Jay Asher’s book 13 Reasons Why over seven years ago, the plan was for Selena to play the role, with her mother Mandy producing it, however thats not exactly how it all panned out.

“I can’t picture anybody else being Hannah but Katherine,” Selena told The West Australian. "She is Hannah. It just worked out the way it was supposed to and I’m glad I got to watch it happen."

Since landing her first big gig the Aussie star now has 2.7 million Instagram followers, and only joined the social media forum in February!

Katherine plays lead role Hannah in '13 Reasons Why.' Source: Netflix

The popular actress wasn't always so keen on prioritising her acting career, as she revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Growing up, my top three job preferences were medicine, politics and musical theatre -in that order."

It's also reported that Katherine's already working on her next project called Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and she will supposedly star alongside the famous Jennifer Garner.

Only onwards and upwards for this Aussie gal!