Selena Gomez Red Eye Chicago interview: ‘I grew up with all the guys down the street, and I was one of the guys growing up. I was a big tomboy. So whenever we’d come to those moments where I wanted to watch, like, ‘A Walk to Remember,’ I’d always say, ‘You guys, all you do is do boys’ stuff, so you have to do this for me.’ And then they’d get mad and sit down and watch with me.
How are fans different for you than for male actors? Because if I saw Zac Efron, I would probably hyperventilate and scream. But if I saw Rachel McAdams or a girl actress that I loved, I would almost feel like she’s relatable and I would just want to go up and say hi to her. And that’s how my fans are. I feel like my fans are so cool, I should probably have lunch with my fans. Whereas I’m sure Zac probably couldn’t understand.. ‘cause he’s like gorgeous.
You’ve never had a male fan crying in front of you? No, my male fans are cool, that’s the good thing. They try and be slick. Like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ They’ve given me flowers and have asked me out a couple times, which is cute.
How do you compare your acting and singing skills? For me my music is fun. I don’t really take my music that serious. I love inspiring people and I love making good music, but I don’t stress about it. I don’t think I’m ever going to win a Grammy, and I’m OK with that. Acting is something I work really, really hard on that I throw myself into a situation where I do work 18 hours a day. And I do hope to see longevity. And I hope to be rewarded with really great people and great actresses and people I get to work with, so I hope [that’s what happens].
Then is acting the A track and singing the B track? Kind of, but not even that. I do enjoy my music; I’m very passionate about the music. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be able to sing and tour and all of that’s really fun. I just think for the sake of when I’m 20, 23, 25 and I’m a little bit exhausted, I think I’m going to stick to acting.
I saw a video labeled ‘Bieber Supports Gomez At Premiere,’ not, say, ‘Gomez Is Awesome At Premiere.’
Aww, thank you. What do you think about what the video was actually called? That’s fine. Comes with the job. Obviously I don’t want that to be the title. I had a very fun night with Leighton and Katie and we were there promoting our movie, so obviously I wish it was more about that.
What did you think the first time you saw the sites about lesbians who look like Justin Bieber?[Laughs.] You have to laugh at things like that. There’s nothing else you can do.
On roles she wants to take on: ‘I’m open to all of it. Comedy, drama, romance, thriller, all of it.. Obviously I wouldn’t do another Disney Channel series, but I don’t dislike the channel. The channel has done a lot for me, so I would say I want to keep my relationship with them. If there’s a film opportunity that comes up that I think is good I’ll do it.’
On concerts she’ll miss while she’s on her own summer tour: ‘I’m so mad I’m going to miss the Britney tour with Nicki Minaj, I’m going to miss Taylor’s tour. I’m so bummed.’