Actress Skovbye said she had been drawn to young Tully’s tragic past as it acted as a new opportunity to address topics like sexual assault.
Speaking to Refinery29, the 18-year-old actress said: “As challenging as it can be to take on that harder subject matter, I think it’s also really, really important that we continue to do that.
“What our story does so well is showing that you can be popular and be considered ‘cool,’ whatever it may be, and still go through something like this.”
Skovbye had the support of an intimacy co-ordinator when she was filming the scene.
She was in her senior year of high school at the time, and she said the co-ordinator felt like a mother to her on set.