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Selena Gomez Blasts “Grown-Up” Haters: “I Refuse to Let Them Win!”
Selena Gomez has a message for her haters.
"I get picked on by grown adults all the time," the former Disney darling, 22, told me while promoting her new indie movie, Rudderless. "It’s grown-ups and I don’t get it. It just baffles me. I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done.’"
Gomez said, "Trust me, it’s hard. I’ve had my moments where I’ve let them get to me but I refuse to let them win." And that means she has no plans to leave social media anytime soon.
”Maybe when I’m older, but I think right now I want to be that person for those girls and for my fans,” said Gomez, who has 23.7 million followers on Twitter, 16 million on Instagram and more than 64 million fans on Facebook. “It’s nice to be able to connect with my fans. I’m a part of it. I’m totally involved.”
Directed by first-time director William H. Macy, Rudderless stars Billy Crudup as a father who discovers his son’s music after he dies in a school shooting. Macy’s wife Felicity Huffman plays Crudup’s ex-wife with Gomez in a small but important role as their son’s girlfriend.
"They are not normal in this industry," Gomez says of Macy and Huffman, who have been married for 17 years. "I’ve been to their house. I’ve spent time with them and they just respect each other and they have this beautiful connection through their work…They don’t really care about all the noise, which is really refreshing."
Gomez is also very impressed by Scandal. "I’m a newbie," she says. "I’m at the beginning of season two…It’s also empowering for me because I just want to do all of that. I just want to be that and I know a lot of girls feel that way. The way she’s just on it is really inspiring."
As much as she loves watching television, Gomez isn’t looking for a another series of her own…at least not in the near future. "Maybe when I’m older, because I love the family and I love stability of a show but not right now," Gomez said. "I’m too young. I want to be all over the place."
Rudderless is in theaters and on VOD on Oct. 17.
Selena Gomez Gets Interviewed By Entertainment Tonight + Sneak Peek Of ‘Hold On’ Music Video
Singer, actress and model Selena Gomez has been acting most of her life, but with her latest film Rudderless, the former Disney star is moving away from her family friendly roots, like she did with her well-received performance in the 2012 drama Spring Breakers.
At the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Gomez walked the red carpet in a stunningly gorgeous crimson dress and stopped to talk with ET about working on the film, and revealed that she’s been working hard to get more films under her belt.
"Lately, I’ve been begging people to just take an audition with me," Gomez told ET.
As for why she chose Rudderless, the 22-year-old actress explained that it was all about the script, and who she got to work with.
"[The script] is extremely touching. It’s amazing," Gomez said. "And I want to be part of a cast that I can learn from. I think that’s important for me."
Rudderless, which serves as the directorial debut of actor William H. Macy, follows the downward spiral of a grieving father mourning the death of his son. When the man discovers a hidden box filled with his son’s musical demo tapes, he forms a band as a way to connect with his deceased child through music.
In the film, Gomez plays Kate, the ex-girlfriend of the deceased son, whose life has been turned upside down by tragedy.
On the red carpet, Gomez also teased that she’s got some big projects in the works.
"I’ve got a few surprises coming up," Gomez said. "Within the next two months I think people will be seeing some stuff that I’ve been working on the past year."
The world can’t wait to see what amazing fashions Gomez brings along for her upcoming projects.
Selena Gomez Teases Future Plans: ‘I’ve Got A Few Surprises Coming Up’
— Selena in a recent interview
"I was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, which is a really small town outside of Dallas. My mom and dad had me when they were 16 and 17—that’s kind of what you do in my hometown, start a family really young. But I always wanted to perform—I was a really dramatic kid. My mom would let me run around and make short films and the entire neighborhood would audition for me, just for fun! At that point, we couldn’t afford for me to go out and do pilot season, so I would just put myself on tape instead. We finally moved out to California when I was 13 and everything took off from there.
I was on Wizards of Waverly Place from when I was 14 until I was 18 or 19 and I thank God for that show—it gave me a legitimate family. The whole cast and crew were all there before anything started, they saw me at my best and at my worst, and could call me out on my shit. People ask how I feel about having such a young fan base because of that show—I’m proud of it! Sure it put me in that box of being a Disney kid, but I wouldn’t change that for the world.
Last year, I filmed a new movie called Rudderless, directed by William H. Macy, who’s amazing, and starring Billy Crudup—it’ll be out this October. It’s about a man whose son commits suicide—I play the son’s girlfriend. The entire process was really emotional because the character really had an effect on me. She’s not really likeable, partially because she’s so hurt. It’s such a different role for me, which is thanks in part to Spring Breakers—I gained so much from that, and now I want to regroup and do more projects in the indie space. There’s more freedom in it, the people are really inspiring, and I’m in a position as an actress where I want to be surrounded by really great people who I can learn from. I don’t care how big the part is, if it’s a great character that I feel I can relate to, I’m down.
ON GROWING UP
It’s been such a transitional year for me—I moved out of my parents’ house this year and into my own place. I also took my first break ever and have been using the time to really concentrate on what makes me happy. Sometimes, I’ll be honest, I don’t handle all of this as well as people think, so it’s been important to really figure out what makes me feel grounded.
The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power. I was in Nepal for six days with UNICEF recently and it was so humbling to be immersed in someone else’s environment—I wish I could bottle that feeling up and bring it home with me. It was really empowering. So I think that’s what I’m most excited to share in my music and performance now—all the stuff that I’ve been living, because it’s been beautiful and awkward and authentic.
Sometimes I Google myself and look at what I wore last year—it kind of sucks to see when you got it wrong, but it’s nice to have that instant yearbook. Oh my God—there was this time when I went to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party and I wore a shirt that said ‘Hotter than’ something, and a belt with these weird net-y tights and boots, and like, a sock—it looked horrendous and then I put a blue streak in my hair. And I remember, I looked in the mirror and I was like—‘I feel so cool.’ And I mean, that’s awesome that I felt so good. But I cringe looking at it now.
But I never wear anything for any purpose other than making myself happy. So I love dressing up, I like trying new things. I’m inspired by music constantly, too—you can get away with more daring looks, like a ton of glitter that’ll look awesome in certain lighting. I don’t think you should ever have to ‘define your style’ because when you’re 22, you probably aren’t going to dress the same way you did when you were 16. You can define it for maybe a year at a time and that’s it.
— Taylor Swift on rumors that she and Selena Gomez were fighting (Rolling Stone, September 2014) (x)
Taylor Swift talking about her and Selena not being friends rumors. In her interview