Selena Gomez ‘Stuck In Neverland Forever’

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BEAT. Preview Stars Dance HERE AGAIN! Candids of Selena walking to dance studio HERE! Sel will be on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on July 23! Selena Gomez Guardian interview: With album tracks like ‘Lover in Me’, ‘I Like it That Way’ and indeed ‘Come and Get It’, is she, too, about to go all out on the adult message?

‘Now you say them back to back, they do sound a little.. I didn’t intentionally do that. ‘Come and Get It’ was just very up front and outgoing.. It’s not technically what people will think. Oh God, you’re the first person who’s made me realise that.’ How does she feel about being viewed as a child star at 20?

‘Oh, I don’t know if that’s a bad thing. In acting it’s definitely a good thing that I look younger because I can play younger roles. But, at the same time, I’m becoming a young woman and wanting to dress more mature and getting comfortable in my own body. I’m very conscious that everything is being watched, and so I have to respect that. I’m not going to do anything wearing just a piece of tape.’

In the past she has spoken of reading fan feedback on the length of her hair and taking it on board: ‘It’s all I’ve ever known. And I don’t know if that’s sad, but it’s my life. So I don’t know. I still feel very normal and just like a Texas girl, but then this is how I grew up, in this industry. I don’t really know any different.’

Gomez was raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, by a 16-year-old mother. Her parents divorced when she was five. When her career took off at the age of 10 – a childhood of performing in the living room led to a stint jollying around with Barney the purple dinosaur in the 90s series Barney & Friends – Gomez’s mother, Mandy Cornett, became her manager, a relationship Gomez now describes as “like a Gilmore Girls bond, except the dialogue’s not as clever”. “We’re both growing up,” she says. “She’s Mom first before she’s my manager, but she knows what she needs to do.” On this trip to London, Cornett is notably absent. “She gives me space. When I was 18 she let me do things on my own. But she’s part of my life every day. I mean, she knows everything! Like last night, I went to eat with my friend Jaden [Smith, son of Will] and I called my mom to check in and she was like: ‘Oh, I know already.'”

When I ask Gomez if she needed protection from the potentially sinister world of Disney, she almost laughs. “Oh, it’s a machine!” she squeaks. “I’ve heard all of it. I’ve heard everything under the sun.” She does not believe its stars are exploited too young to have control of their own careers. “But the promo they’re very good at,” she will say. “The promo aspect was interesting. [Wizards of Waverly] was a small show at the beginning, nobody was watching, and then all of a sudden they sent me overseas. They just passionately broadcast it. And that’s that. They don’t make you sing as well,” she adds. She would hit the recording studio on her weekends, “because that was just a fun thing I loved to do”.

The big break: with, from left, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers. Photograph: Capital Pictures
In this second stage of her career Gomez is aware that her success at Disney may well be the biggest obstacle to her future. Projects like Spring Breakers “are great, because they push me”, but “not many people will take the chances, not like Harmony did. They’ll say: ‘She’s just a Disney kid – she doesn’t have it.’ Whereas Harmony said: ‘Oh, she’s a Disney kid. So I want to push her to have it.'” On set, there were times when the old and new worlds clashed. Korine was supportive. “There was one day when I had a bit of a meltdown on set – we had about 200 people outside and I was shooting an intimate scene. You’re already in a bikini and I’m doing a scene where I’m drunk. And it was… I just started sobbing. I said: ‘Harmony, there are kids watching me. I don’t know what to do. Sometimes I just want to escape.’ And he shoved me in the pool! He said: ‘Say everything you just said to me on camera.'”

She has since gone on to make Rudderless, the forthcoming directorial debut of actor William H Macy, but says: “I know they wouldn’t have even have looked at me if it weren’t for Spring Breakers. They even said that to me.” The level of tabloid attention she receives due to her relationships with at least three very famous boys [Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and Taylor Lautner] – she laughs when I use the word “men” – also has an effect. Barely a week goes by when she won’t be papped somewhere, not necessarily doing anything. “There’ll be days where I’m not bothered at all and I can just go out with my friends to the movies or walk around the park,” she says. “But when it gets frustrating, that’s when I call Taylor [Swift]. Or Demi [Lovato, both long-time friends]. Sometimes it will just be, like: ‘Urgh, people are talking about me!’ But then it feels gross [to complain], because it comes with what I love to do.”

‘I’m becoming a woman, wanting to dress more mature and be comfortable in my own body': Selena Gomez pictured with Justin Bieber at the Teen Choice Awards last July. She is careful not to mention Bieber’s name, even when talking directly about him. How does she deal with the scrutiny that comes with being his girlfriend? “Sure, I knew people would talk about it,” she says. “But I can’t be afraid to live my life. I had my first ‘boyfriend’ [Nick Jonas], which wasn’t really a boyfriend, at 14, 15. You’re young and you don’t know how to be. You don’t think: ‘Now I have a boyfriend – let’s keep it super-private and low key,’ because that’s not what you’re thinking about. You’re thinking about: ‘Oh my God, we’re holding hands!’ You’re just thinking about stuff like that. Everybody falls in love and you would never want to hide something you’re so happy about. But I’ve learned a lot. You keep the things that are super-private to yourself. I definitely want to do that now. But it’s so hard.”

She mentions wanting to work with Martin Scorsese as an ambition for the future, but is self-aware enough to joke that the feeling might not be mutual. She’s not even sure of her career beyond this record. “You can’t say what’s going to be, because you don’t know. I could be gone tomorrow. Nobody would care if I sell another record and nobody would hire me again. It’s that simple.’

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    We get it, you have a hot body. We get it, youve heen working hard on your dancing skills. We get it, you can stop. Sometimes I wonder if they actually practice since everyday there’s like a picture I mean Stare possibility is, all they do us take pictures revealing their bodies.
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    Do not spoil the fun for those of us who actually WANT to see her pictures.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha she is a fucking whore

  • Anonymous

    Selena gomez is a fucking ugly whore!! Im so fucking tired of her song come and get it. I will cut her whole face off while all her fans watch

  • Anonymous

    I fucking hate when people make the duck face. The next time i see the duck face, i will cut selena Gomez’s mouth off

  • Anonymous

    She has an amazing body. Her and Miley are both gorgeous and I can see why some of the comments are so fueled by hate and jealousy ;)

  • Anonymous

    “It’s not technically what people will think. Oh God, you’re the first person who’s made me realise that.'”

    BITCH PLEASE. She’s being SO FAKE. How come she never realised that people would understand her lyrics as something malicious, she’s acting as she never did it intentionally. Please, what a brat.

  • Anonymous

    So she thinks she has swag now, lmao!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Go to an Acting college, out of the contry. That will be good to your career and your personal development. Don’t waste your time on music career, people will care about that just while you’re young and beautiful. Just being real.
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    That’s the truest thing I’ve ever heard. If she wants to maintain her career for a long while and still be relevant when she reaches her 40’s, she HAS to focus on her acting and improve her skills by going to college or something, or she’ll def FADE. She has nothing special about her, there are tons of actresses that are better. That’s why she needs to have something that will give her credibility like going to college.

    People only give a damn about her because she’s young, beautiful and is a success with kids. When she gets older, BOOM, it’ll be over for her.

  • Anonymous

    If you don’t like selena then just keep it to yourself.
    Don’t judge what you don’t know about someone.

  • Anonymous

    well she is attetion whore

    Hmmm, you could have a point. I mean she is trying to get as much attention as possible because in show business, if your not thought of then you just are not in show business. Her success is based on being known. Funny how that works. She gets a shitload of money too…..

    Uhm…are you guys new to the concept of celebrity and Hollywood? What do you think Miley’s doing by twerking and shoving her ass in the camera? Or Demi by dying her hair constantly? Or any other freaking celebrity. As soon as they stop talking about them, their career is over. Being a celebrity is basically another way of saying someone’s a paid attention whore.

  • Anonymous

    She should give herselft the chance of not being famous for a while. Go to a college. If you’re tanlented you’ll have your scope back. Example: Natalie Portman. But she has so many endorsements

  • Lucy
  • Anonymous

    Selena, a friendly advice:
    Go to an Acting college, out of the contry. That will be good to your career and your personal development. Don’t waste your time on music career, people will care about that just while you’re young and beautiful. Just being real.

  • Anonymous

    Her body is bangin!
    & her outfit is on point too.

  • Anonymous

    We get it, you have a hot body. We get it, youve heen working hard on your dancing skills. We get it, you can stop. Sometimes I wonder if they actually practice since everyday there’s like a picture I mean :| possibility is, all they do us take pictures revealing their bodies.

  • Anonymous

    does anyone know how to get rid of the littlest pet shop ad?! it keeps popping up every time i close it! annoying!! help?? :)

  • Anonymous

    wow she cant even dance

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    wow she cant even dance

    So you say… The thing is though, she is making bank and your just pressed here writing your ill prepared thoughts. WINNING!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    well she is attetion whore

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    well she is attetion whore

    Hmmm, you could have a point. I mean she is trying to get as much attention as possible because in show business, if your not thought of then you just are not in show business. Her success is based on being known. Funny how that works. She gets a shitload of money too…..

  • Clauber

    She looks great, i think she should dance just for fun, but she really needs to act, she is a better actress than singer so its just my opinion