Will 'Spring Breakers' Spark Controversy?
By ROBERT PACE
April 24, 2012
Selena Gomez has risen to fame for her roles in child-friendly projects like Wizards of Waverly Place and Ramona and Beezus, but now the 19-year-old has ventured out of her typical roles and stepped into one that might cause some controversy in the upcoming film Spring Breakers. Gomez addressed the potential controversy during ET's set visit.
When asked if she thought the film will be controversial, Gomez replied, "Yes. Because it's real. What I love about Harmony [Korine] (director) is [that] he doesn't really allow anybody to fabricate his movies...He's not afraid to show people what really happens...He's not afraid to scare people...It'll definitely be controversial, I think, but I'm ready for it."
As for how Gomez's fans will react to her new endeavor, she revealed that she has already warned her young fans not to watch the film and has generally received support from her fans after undertaking the role. "Eventually I have to do things that are for me and this something that is really, really exciting for me," she said.
Vanessa Hudgens also commented on the film's potential controversy, saying, "It's definitely not a movie for everybody but you just gotta make the best movie that you can make and do it for yourself."
Pretty Little Liar's Ashley Benson added that although this may be a different type of role for her, she believes the film is great. "I think people are going to be shocked when they see this film," she said. "I think it's going to be a colt classic...It's so beautiful. The story's amazing."
Spring Breakers is centered upon four college girls who end up in jail after stealing money to fund their spring break vacation. The film's release date has yet to be scheduled.