Selena Gomez is the latest teen queen to roll off the Disney production line, and the girl who is threatening to throw Miley Cyrus on the scrap heap. Daily Mirror interview excerpts: ‘My mom has amazing tastes. She just raised me to be very open with my music. I grew up an only child, so I pretty much had to entertain myself, so I would constantly perform.
I would sing and I would dance and I would act in, like, my living room.. I was very shy when I was little. I didn’t know what ‘camera right’ was. I didn’t know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney.’ Mommy Mandy: ‘There are a ton of yes-people in this town, so it’s my place to say no and remind her that she is not owed anything. I was never really concerned about Selena.
She is a very headstrong and driven girl. I really haven’t changed any rules for her. If she wasn’t allowed to do it in Texas, she’s not allowed to do it here. Selena knows who she is, and I am around to make sure she doesn’t change. She hasn’t been grounded in a very long time. But the last time she was in trouble, I took her cell phone away.’
On rumored feud with Miley: ‘I’m not here to replace anyone. Miley is such a sweetheart. There is no feud, there’s nothing going on.’ On her popularity: ‘Life is very hectic, but I feel like one of the luckiest girls in the world, and I love every single thing that I’m doing. Yes, at times it is a lot, but it’s a lot of what I love.’
On her career: ‘I would like to continue in music, but I have a feeling that acting is always going to have a more special place in my heart. I feel like that’s going to end up taking over. But right now, I’m too obsessed with music.. I’ve met the nicest people in LA, but I’m a Texas girl at heart.” Selena’s wealth is estimated at $5 million.’
NOTE: Selena’s CD Kiss & Tell debuted @ #2 on the Top 100 Albums chart in Spain. Nick Jonas & The Administration debuted at #7, Demi’s Here We Go Again debuted at # 13 and Miley’s Time Of Our Lives debuted at #6.