Selena Gomez ‘Spring Breakers’ co-star James Franco reveals why she was perfect for the racy flick, which can pave the way for her to take on more mature movie roles! But does this mean she’s abandoning her Disney fans?
It’s not always easy for Disney stars to take on more mature jobs as they get older, but James Franco thinks nineteen-year-old Selena Gomez‘s scandalous role in the indie movie Spring Breakers could help her do just that!
James — who plays a drug dealer who bails Selena, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson‘s characters out of jail in the film — says Selena was “hungry” for the wild role of Faith.
“I thought [director Harmony Korine] was so smart to cast her, Vanessa and Ashley because it seemed like they were so hungry for some deeper kind of material, hungry for indie material,” James, 34, told Eonline.com on May 12. “They really gave their all when they were acting. You’ve got great performances.”
Wizards of Waverly Place, the Disney show that made Selena a star, aired its series finale back in January. Soon after, Selena flew to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she and ladies got crazy on the set of the movie, which comes out in 2013.
We told you Selena admitted she was “super stressed out” during filming, but her costars said it’s obvious she really loves what she does.