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Selena Gomez Talks ‘Spring Breakers’ Role, How Fans Will Respond

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For the most part, Selena Gomez and her image are as squeaky clean and as wholesome as that of her boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Gomez is the epitome of family entertainment friendly, but she is about to soil things a bit by appearing in ‘Spring Breakers,’ the latest film by subversive director Harmony Korine.

If Sel’s looking to shed her good girl Disney image, this is the film, about four college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to pay for their spring break plans and get mixed up with a drug dealer, to help do that. The film isn’t due out until 2013, so Sel has plenty of time to retain her image of All-American cuteness.

In a chat with StarPulse, Gomez revealed the role in ‘Spring Breakers’ didn’t come easy. She had to work for it. The teen said, “I had to fight for that role because I flew to his house in Nashville and watched all his movies. I was like, ‘I want to be in your movie’ and he auditioned me for like an hour or two hours and it was awesome. Then I got the part so I am excited. It is something that is very dark and is very different and I am excited to be able to work with him. Of course he is the person that is going to create all of this and he is going to help me and James Franco, Vanessa [Hudgens], Emma [Roberts] and all those people. They are all going to be so great to work against and the script is [great]. People are going to be a little surprised.”

Gomez is psyched about participating in the film because she gets to “do” something new and since it is being independently distributed and will make the rounds on the festival circuit, which means her tween fanbase won’t have the easiest of access to the film. Gomez acknowledged, “They can’t go to the movies to watch that unless they went somewhere, so it wont be so much about that. It will be more for me just doing something that I am passionate about.”

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