Find out what Dever was constantly reminding herself of while playing the character.
Everyone in Dear Evan Hansen struggles with immense challenges, but Zoe Murphy’s (Kaitlyn Dever) experience comes across as especially complex — yes, due to the script and source material, but also thanks to the humanity and nuance Dever brings to the role.
Dear Evan Hansen brings the Tony Award winning musical to the big screen with Ben Platt returning as the title character, a high school student struggling with anxiety and loneliness. Evan’s therapist suggests he write letters to himself, but one day, one of Evan’s letters ends up in the wrong hands, the school bully's, Connor Murphy (Colton Ryan). Soon after, Connor takes his own life and when Connor’s mother (Amy Adams) finds the letter, she assumes Connor wrote it to Evan and that they were friends. In an effort to offer Connor’s family some solace amidst their grief, Evan perpetuates this misunderstanding.