Selena Gomez says her transition from Disney star to mature actress has been "a little awkward."
The 20-year-old actress stars as a college student gone wild in new movie Spring Breakers, which features drugs, sex and violence and admitted the transition from the star of kid friendly Wizards of Waverly Place has been "weird."
"I am getting a little bit older, so I wanted to push myself and kind of get into a little bit more of an indie world. And it was a really great experience for me. And at the same time it has been, of course, a little awkward, but great. Honestly, it's been a weird transition. You never really know what's right or wrong and you can only do the best you can."
It was recently revealed Selena - who dumped Justin Bieber in January after struggling to maintain a "normal" relationship - is ready to move on and wants someone more mature than the 19-year-old "As Long As You Love Me" hitmaker.
Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens are on the fast track to shedding their innocent Disney images - starting with Harmony Korine's latest film, Spring Breakers. In the film's latest poster, the pair are joined by their other bikini-clad co-stars Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine (Harmony's wife) while James Franco towers over them with a gun pointing at the viewer.
Spring Breakers hits theaters - appropriately - this Spring.
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Vanessa Hudgens never wants to film a sex scene again.
The actress took part in an onscreen threesome with Ashley Benson and James Franco in Spring Breakers and admitted it was so stressful, she never wants to do it again: "It was very nerve-racking for me. I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again."
However, Vanessa has previously admitted she jumped at the chance to take on the role of college student Candy, who is forced into working for a drug dealer after he bails her and four friends out of jail for robbing a restaurant, in order to move away from her squeaky clean image after High School Musical. "I'm really proud of the movie. I feel like it's a breed of its own, it's a movie unlike any other and it's very fresh and fun and exciting. I feel like it's a great take on our youth culture right now. For a while I was kind of struggling and fighting for these roles that I just desperately wanted. It was hard and it was a struggle, but then again life is always a struggle. Having a career will always be a struggle. You'll always have to fight for what you want. Definitely crossing over and being able to tackle these grittier parts was a challenge, but I feel like I've done it! It's a whole new chapter!" she said.
Vanessa Hudgens was desperate to take on "grittier" roles after shooting the High School Musical films. The actress shot to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the Disney trilogy, but by the time she'd finished the third installment she was ready to ditch her squeaky clean alter-ego.
"For a while I was kind of struggling and fighting for these roles that I just desperately wanted. It was hard and it was a struggle, but then again life is always a struggle. Having a career will always be a struggle. You'll always have to fight for what you want. Definitely crossing over and being able to tackle these grittier parts was a challenge, but I feel like I've done it! It's a whole new chapter!" she said, speaking in an interview with Untitled.
Although she wanted a new challenge, Vanessa - who dated her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron until December 2010 - insists making the children's films was an "incredible" experience for which she will always be grateful for.
"I had a sense that it was going to jump around in different ways. But it’s not as if that inhibited me — I felt like I could just go for it. But even when [director Harmony Korine] sent me that first treatment, [he] said I want this to feel like a Britney Spears video meets a Gaspar Noé film, which says a lot."
- James Franco talks about the inspiration behind his latest film, Spring Breakers, helmed by Trash Humpers writer-director Harmony Korine.
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