Selena Gomez has done a good job laying the groundwork for a long entertainment career and sheâs grateful for the opportunities, but she wants more, a lot more, she tells Teen Vogue. Her stunning photos suggest sheâll get it.
âActing is something I would like to take on more seriously,â she tells the magazine.
She says her Disney Channel experience as the star of her own show, âWizards of Waverly Place,â was a blessing.
Check out Selenaâs photos; click to enlarge.
But Selena, 20, wouldnât be the first Disney star to fall by the wayside, and she knows that her film and music careers are really just beginning.
Her new animated movie, âHotel Transylvania,â debuts Sept. 21. Another new film, the racy âSpring Breakers,â directed by Harmony Korine, with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco is also in the can.
And, she also stars in indie flick âThe Getaway,â a remake of the 1972 Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw drama. Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight and Bruce Payne also star. Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy direct.
Her next picture is another indie âParental Guidance Suggested.â Gomez plays Nina, opposite Nat Wolff of the Naked Brothers Band, whoâll play Ric. Theyâre two love-stuck kids trying to live a rock and roll life. Austin Stowell, Dylan McDermott and Cary Elwes, co-star according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The films are a step up from her teen film career, although Gomez has yet to star in a breakthrough film like Emma Stone, 23, in âThe Help.â
âI donât necessarily feel accomplished. I want to create a whole different persona when it comes to acting,â she says.
Even so, sheâs making great progress becoming a brand, which is essential for most entertainers, today. Sheâs released three albums and a perfume and partnered with Kmart for her fashion line âDream Out Loud.â
âIâve never been comfortable with saying, âHereâs a top that Iâm going to sell for $350, and itâs just a T-shirt,ââ she says of her budget clothing line. âI get sent things that are really nice, and Iâm like, âThis is cute,â and I look at the tag and itâs $200. Iâm like, âOh my gosh!â People probably think I buy it, and I donât. Itâs really weird,â she adds.
Gomez is also philosophical about her relationship with boyfriend Justin Bieber. âItâs really fun. Iâm lucky. Iâm 20. I donât take anything in my personal life too seriously,â she says. âI feel like everything else will come organically.â
For her photo shoot, Gomez looks stunning with neutral makeup in American Eagle Outfitters, Jill Stuart and Gucci.
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