New Selena G Teen Vogue excerpts: ‘I’m in a very crucial spot. It’s like starting over. I was trying to explain it to one of my friends, and he said, ‘You’ll be fine. People believe in you.’ But when they’re putting together a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, I don’t think they’re going to go,
‘Selena Gomez would be great for this!’ I’m not an option. It’s humbling, having to go from this Disney high back down to having to fight for roles.’ She will not take roles that will alienate her youngest followers, whom she refers to as her ‘littles.’ I just wouldn’t want to do anything that might make them uncomfortable.. A lot of times, the paparazzi will try to use them.
They’ll say, ‘Your fans want this.’ It’s frustrating because my fans are amazing: They love me, they support me. & I do everything for them. But the press? They don’t care about me. They just want something on me that they can use. They just want to get that shot.’ Did public attention ever cause her to think twice about her close relationship with Justin Bieber?
‘I don’t like to let the attention on me become a factor in the decisions I make. We’ve always been friends.’ Justin said that Selena would be his ideal romantic costar. Selena laughed: ‘He’d say those things, and then he’d be like, ‘Did you hear?’ He’s such a dork.’ She seemed relaxed and genuinely happy,
..a contrast to the attitude she displayed during her first cover interview with Teen Vogue two years ago. Selena had recently split up with Nick Jonas, she admitted, ‘Sometimes, when something is so nice and sweet, I just crush it. I don’t mean to, but I don’t want to be let down.‘ Selena said now:
‘When your heart is broken, you want to hate everything. You want to say, ‘I don’t believe in love; this is ridiculous. It’s not supposed to hurt this much.’ But at this moment in my life, I’m at a point where I want to be in love, to give my all and fall head over heels. I’m eighteen. I’m not going to marry anybody I’m with, I know that. The next heartbreak I have, I’m sure I’ll be like, How can I live without this person? But I’m still trying to dive in and enjoy it.’