Selena Gomez told MTV: ‘There is a scene in the movie where James Franco and I have a confrontation, a very awkward, uncomfortable confrontation. And I knew about that scene two minutes before we shot it. I was supposed to be finished for the day. We had finished the crying scene.
I was in the pool house and I was bawling and I was so tired of crying because you get exhausted from crying. I was like, ‘Oh, I’m done.’ [Director] Harmony [Korine] pulls me aside, and he goes, ‘All right, so we’re gonna do a scene in here with you and James.’
And he goes, ‘He’s going to convince you to stay with the girls.’ and I go, ‘OK, well, what do I say? Am I sad? Am I mad? Am I scared?’ And he goes, ‘Sure.’ And I was like, ‘Well, wait a minute. What’s happening?’
[James] sat and he held my hand and I go, ‘Oh my goodness. What’s about to happen?’ And that scene was absolutely intense and so real because I had no idea that that was going to happen, and he was so brilliant in it.
It was just my job to kind of give it back to him, but there was a point where I couldn’t handle it anymore. It was like I was going head-to-head, and I bowed down. It was too intense. So that one is probably my favorite scene in the movie, it was just so great.’