Selena Gomez has always said how much she admires her best friend, Taylor Swift. The amsterdam The actor has often called Gomez his “little sister” and has given her plenty of advice over the years. Swift served as a fashion inspiration for Gomez early in her career. Now, it looks like the “Red” singer could inspire Gomez’s acting dreams. Recently, Gomez revealed that she too would like to work with David O. Russell.
Selena Gomez thinks it’s hard for people to take her seriously as an actress
Although Gomez gained huge popularity as a pop star, she started her career as an actress. She cut her teeth Barney and his friends, before becoming an “it girl” on the Disney Channel. But while playing in the Wizards of Waverly Place made her a household name as a teenager, Gomez admits it was difficult for her to make the transition to a more adult acting career.
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“I felt like it was really hard for people to take me seriously,” Gomez explained while speaking with the Awards Chatter podcast. “I slowly pushed through it, and I’m really happy, but it was very frustrating. It felt like a joke, you know?
The ‘Boyfriend’ singer is candid about the types of roles she’d like to play
This isn’t the first time Gomez has spoken candidly about trying not to be seen as a child star. In an interview with Vogue, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer admits she’d love to explore roles outside of what’s expected of her.
“I haven’t even touched the surface of what I want to do,” Gomez revealed. “The pieces I want are the ones I need help with. I can’t wait for a director to see that I can do something that no one has ever seen.
‘Only Murders in the Building’ star wants to work with David O. Russell
Russell is a director Gomez is looking forward to working with. Despite the many abuse allegations the Oscar-winning director has faced over the course of his career, Gomez believes she would gain something by working with him.
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“I want to work with a David Fincher or a David O. Russell that will push me over the edge to go fight for something,” Gomez told Awards Chatter. “He’s the kind of actor I want to do more than anything.”
Taylor Swift recently worked with Russell on the upcoming film, ‘Amsterdam’
Maybe Gomez feels comfortable working with Russell because her best friend recently worked with him. In the trailer for the director’s latest film amsterdamthe blonde can be seen in character, sobbing over her father’s corpse.
Gomez worked with a director with serious abuse allegations before
Only time will tell if Gomez gets the opportunity to work on a project with Russell. However, if she does, it won’t be the first time she’s worked with a director with serious allegations of abuse. Gomez worked with Woody Allen for the 2019 film, A rainy day in New York. She took on the role even after her mother, Mandy Teefey, alleged that she encouraged her daughter not to work with Allen.
“I had a long argument with her about not working with him, and it didn’t work out,” Teefey shared in an Instagram comment, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar. “Her team is made up of amazing people. There’s no downfall here. Nobody controls her. She makes all her own decisions. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to advise. It falls on the ears of a deaf.
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