Selena Gomez’ New Movie ‘Spring Breakers’ Erases Memory Of Disney Past
In the new movie Spring Breakers, a group of four bikini clad girls go on a drug-fueled rampage down the beach where they snort cocaine with drug dealers, get stoned, party, get naked, and get drunk. And yes, one of those four girls is former Disney star Selena Gomez.
Gomez, 20, gained fame by starring on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. Now that she’s graduated from her Disney roots, the beautiful star is working to shed her wholesome image.
“Obviously I know that coming from Disney Channel gives you kind of a brand in a way. People do put a label on you. I know that I have younger fans, and this is an opportunity for myself to kind of grow. It is a little shocking, I think, for the younger audiences … but I think it was right for me.”
Gomez said that she was able to push her boundaries, both personally and professionally, in the new movie, because she trusted director Harmony Korine.
“I did things I didn’t even know I could do on the movie and I do think it was because I trusted Harmony.”
Reuters reports that Gomez takes a big step away from her Disney image in the new movie but Gomez could have shocked her audience even more if she chose to play one of the raunchier characters. Gomez said she chose the more reserved role of Faith because she wasn’t ready to play the over-sexed parts of her co-stars.
“I just didn’t think I was ready for it, and I do think that Faith is right for me at this time in my career and in my life. Of course eventually I’m going to kind of work my way up to that I think,” she added.
Here’s a trailer for Spring Breakers.
Kormine, who also wrote the movie Kids, described the movie saying:
“This idea that there is no soul … with the new generation is not true, but it’s just that the soul has morphed. It’s about kids that are raised on video games, and raised on YouTube clips and raised as television babies, and so the step from watching to doing is sometimes very, very small.”
Do you want to see Selena Gomez’ new movie? Spring Breakers also stars James Franco, Ashley Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie recently made its debut at the Venice Film Festival. It does not have a wide release date yet.