Child superstars Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may not be together anymore, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be worried about each other. And following a recent concert meltdown by the Biebs, it’s clear to Gomez that Justin may need someone to help him through his latest crisis.
According to Hollywood Life, Gomez is indeed “worried” about Bieber following a concert meltdown that saw Justin storm off stage after getting frustrated with fans in the front row of his Oslo show. Bieber took to Instagram to apologize and explain himself to his fans.
“Sadly it’s Been a rough week for me,” his caption stated. “Long days no sleep, while having to be ‘on’ as they would say for cameras fans etc. In no way did I mean to come across mean, but chose to end the show as the people in the front row would not listen.”
Selena Gomez took the time from her busy schedule to reach out to Justin following the incident to help lend her support.
“She reached out to his mom and left him a message letting him know she’s only a phone call away. She thinks the pressure of the new album is getting to him and wants to reassure him that his true success as a human being is not dependent on the success of his album.”
In addition to her phone call, Hollywood Life is reporting that Gomez also believes Justin has no one around him ready to deal with the pressures he’s placing on himself.
“She wishes someone was with him to help him get some perspective,” their source added. “She knows how much this album means to him, but thinks he’s putting way too much pressure on himself with such black-and-white thinking that this is either a fresh start or the end of his career.”
Gomez herself is under a lot of pressure these days, but in a good way, having just completed a string of films that include Dubious Battle, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, The Big Short, and the Seth Rogen sequel Neighbors 2. She also was the voice on the box-office hit animated film Hotel Transylvania 2.
As if that isn’t enough on her plate, Selena Gomez and Netflix have also teamed up for a brand new television project with the announcement of the YA based series 13 Reasons Why.
According to the Wrap, 13 Reasons Why, starring Gomez, 23, has been given a full series order at Netflix. Selena will also executive produce the show based around the best-selling YA novel by Jay Asher. 13 Reasons Why is about a high school student who commits suicide and leaves a box of cassette tapes for her classmates detailing how each person helped cause the tragedy.
The edgier material is a bit of a departure for the woman best known from her days as a child actress with Disney, though Netflix is the perfect outlet for Gomez to make that jump. Alongside 13 Reasons Why, Netflix has a run of successful, albeit darker, fare that includes the Emmy winning House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Even their more comic book friendly shows, like Daredevil, have strayed more to the darker side of storytelling than one might expect — to rave reviews from both critics and their audience alike.
And according to Cinema Blend, Netflix is banking that the Selena-driven show could lead to an entire new genre push for the network.
“13 Reasons Why is one of the first original programs for the company that is specifically tailored towards a Young Adult audience, which is a huge market, and success here could easily usher in an influx of such content.”
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