Estela From '13 Reasons Why' Was Already Cast In A New CW Show

by Rebecca Patton
INDE NAVARRETTE as ESTELA DE LA CRUZ in '13 REASONS WHY' Season 4 via press site

Although it's the final chapter in 13 Reasons Why, there are still some relatively new faces popping up at Liberty High. New characters this season include high school football player Diego Torres (Jan Luís Castellanos), Clay's therapist Dr. Robert Ellman (Gary Sinise), and Monty's sister Estela (Inde Navarrette). And while this Netflix series will be the actor's first high-profile role, she's already booked her next TV show.

In May, Deadline announced that Navarrette will play Sarah Cushing in The CW's Superman & Lois, which is set to debut in 2021. Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch will play the show's two titular roles, while Navarrette is set to play the daughter of Kyle (Erik Valdez) and Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui). Sarah, the article says, is friends with brothers Jonathan (Jordan Elsass from Little Fires Everywhere) and Jordan Kent (Alex Garfin).

Previously, Navarrette played a character named Ellie in the January 2020 film Wander Darkly, which starred Sienna Miller and Diego Luna. The actor also appeared in the 2019 Snapchat series Denton's Death Rate, playing the character of Veronica.

Here are a few other things to know about Navarrette before she appears in 13 Reasons Why Season 4 on Friday.

She has a great solution for working out in quarantine

In a June Instagram post, Navarrette joked that everyone who was mad about the gyms being closed should just go outside and clean some signs. "I promise your arm will hurt," she told the camera. But despite her funny video, the 13 Reasons Why actor admitted in an interview with The Bare Magazine that she misses going to the gym, too. "I normally wouldn't consider myself a gym person but right before quarantine hit, I was going every other day with my best friend," Navarrette said. "And now that it's closed, I want to go more often."

Instead, the actor explained that she's "going for walks with [her] lovely roommate and [her] mom and doing Instagram home workouts that consistently pop up on [her] feed." Sounds like a good compromise.

She's a great multitasker

In this December 2019 video, Navarrette is dancing with her friends while simultaneously using a beauty blender on her face. "[Y]ou'll never catch me off beat," she captioned the post.

She's artistic

In addition to acting, Navarrette takes artsy photos and videos. "I always start projects and then start new ones without finishing the old ones, but continuously I've come back to the thought that I've always wanted to make my own music (mostly for me to show myself that I can do anything I can set my mind to)," she told Bare Magazine.

That said, she's also trying to be kind to herself in quarantine, claiming she can sometimes be "the laziest person on earth." "[B]ut I always try to stay creative/productive with how I'm feeling," Navarrette continued in the same interview. "If I don't have the energy to physically get up and be productive, I'll do little things. For example, I'll go through emails, color coordinate apps, and create space on my phone."

Hopefully Navarrette is able to occupy herself until Superman & Lois begins filming.