Selena Gomezâ movie career is off to a good start. After wrapping TVâs The Wizards of Waverly Place, sheâs shot the indie drama Spring Breakers and upcoming action thrillers Aftershock and Getaway. Sheâs just signed on for the comedy Parental Guidance Suggested but first youâll see her in Hotel Transylvania. Or rather, youâll hear her because she provides a voice in the animated film.
Gomez plays Mavis, Draculaâs rebellious teenage daughter. âIâm in that place a little bit,â Gomez said. âIâm nineteen, so itâs fun for me to kind of grow up. I want to be able to see places too. I get to travel, and Iâm very lucky to get to go the places I go to, but Iâve never actually been to those places alone, or by myself, or with my friends. I never actually had that. So I think Iâm going through that a little bit, doing things on my own a little bit more, and having a bit of that freedom, and like I said before I do kind of mumble, and I am a little kind of quirky in the sense of Mavis. I feel like I relate to her in that sense.â
Parental Guidance still casts Gomez as a teenager, which she wonât be able to play forever. Using her voice, she was able to stay in the teenage zone for at least a little longer.
âActually to be honest with you, Iâm really not that great with animation, because I feel that sometimes itâs harder to act with your voice than your actual self, but this was such a great experience. They were wonderful to work with, and it was a good thing for me to do in that area, because I was doing a couple of movies that were a little out of my comfort zone. So, I felt like it was nice to go back to that.â
Hotel Transylvania opens September 28.