The world came to know and love Selena Gomez when she burst onto the screen starring as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and she's went on to make movies and create music at the same time. In a new interview, Sel opened up in a new interview about how being this double force was always her goal, but it hasn't come easy. She's had to deal with people having misconceptions about her because of her personal life being such public knowledge, like her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, and it's impacted her when she's gone in to audition for roles.
"Being known in a different way. I grew up in it. My intention was always to be an actress and a singer. Unfortunately, it just kind of got clouded. I never really wanted to be on tabloids or anything like that," Selena said. "I think it’s wonderful now. I’ve been able to build my platform up because of who I am on the inside and just doing what I love, which is film, which is music. I’m not oblivious to that being the road bump. But I’m also prepared to keep fighting through it."
Selena knows she needs to prove she's a force to be reckoned with in the acting world and she's willing to rise to the occasion. Since her music career is doing so well right now — who isn't still jamming out to Revival — she wants to be able to focus heavily on acting to fully develop her craft. This might be hard to do since you know, she's heading out on tour and is busy slaying the music world.
"I’m in a place with my music where I’ve gone through this transition and I feel with this album I’ve been able to grow as an artist. But I feel like in acting, I haven’t touched the surface of what I’m able to do. I hope I can continue to grow and get better. I know that’s going to take a lot of time, especially if music continues to do what it does," she said.
If anyone can make it all happen, it's Selena!
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