Selena Gomez News.com.AU interview. Immediately prior to interviewing US singer and actor Selena Gomez in her dressing room in Florida comes the warning: ‘You know you can’t ask about Justin or Miley?’ Selena revealed: ‘I went on the road in Australia with my ex-boyfriend. I loved it. That’s why I secretly wanted to extend this tour, to make sure I could go to Australia. I didn’t get to do much last time, I’m probably going to be a complete tourist this time around.
..I’ve become very paranoid (of cameras). Half the time I didn’t know I was being filmed [Backstage at Awards shows], can I tell you now that I’m more aware of it! Taylor and I dated Jonas brothers together. We met when she was 18. I was 15 or 16. She was so great to me. Then we became best friends.
She would fly out to see me when I was going through something really hard. We’d eat a lot of fattening food and vent. I learnt a lot from her. She’s an amazing musician. Everything I go through or say is filtered through her eyes and vision.’
On dropping Lorde cover from concert in favor of Katy Perry: ‘I am a big fan (of Lorde), honestly. I think she’s doing something extremely cool and new. I’m stoked for her. I don’t tear people down. I respect everybody’s path. That’s all I’ll say.’
On her new tour: ‘I’ve done this entire tour on my own, I didn’t have my parents with me, I was completely single. I’ve really grown, it’s been good for me. Now I have a lot more to say.’ On Spring Breakers: ‘That’s the kind of controversy I like to stir up. You either loved or hated that movie. A lot of people wanted to know why I did that movie. But it was a way I made people feel something. Was it a risk? Um, yeah! But it was time.
I am who I am. I’ve tried to be other things and I don’t know how to do it. There’s a reason those little kids are still in the crowd. I respect the trust I have with that crowd. And the parents. They get it. Spring Breakers is rated R, kids can’t get into a rated R movie. Done. Then I did Hotel Transylvania, which is an animation kids got to go see. It’s just how you carry yourself.’