Selena Gomez Talks SPRING BREAKERS, Why She Signed on, What She Learned from the Experience, BEHAVING BADLY, GETAWAY, and More

Posted March 19, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


Harmony Korine is the writer/director of the film Spring Breakers.  When best friends Brit (Ashley Benson), Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) make plans for spring break, they decide that they all should have fun.  Although they plan on having a blast, their lack of funds lead them into the wrong path.  They end up getting involved with a local rapper/drug pusher/arms dealer Alien (James Franco), who tempts the girls into a life of crime.

At the film’s press day, Selena Gomez spoke about why the script interested her and made her want to sign on.  She said that she was nervous about the role she had to play and the directors style but they rehearsed and talked about scenes prior to shooting.  Gomez said that she met many new people and non actors and Spring Breakers helped her decide if she will be acting in a comic book movie, Behaving Badly.

Interview with Selena Gomez:

Did it help that you, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson had been friendly, before doing this, so that you were already comfortable with each other?


Yeah.  To be honest, I didn’t know them as well, so I was a little nervous, at first.  But, I got really lucky.  You put four girls in a movie and it could be crazy, but they were so sweet and we had the best time.  It was important for the movie that we were friends, as well. 

Did you take to the improvisational style that Harmony Korine encourages, or were you nervous about that?


I was nervous, but it was all happening as we were going.  When we were doing the bathroom scene and I was actually lying on Vanessa’s lap, I was sitting there and she was playing with my hair and Harmony just said, “Why don’t you describe the town that you’re from?”  So, I started explaining the town.  And then, he said, “Talk about the really bad, hard parts of where you grew up.”  So, I just started talking about the streetlights and the one gas station, and that became a monologue in the movie.  It was really cool because it was more of a natural, organic thing that was happening.  It was almost like I was telling Harmony my story, through Faith.  It was great!  I had a great time.