Selena Gomez in an 'awkward' transition with Breakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "A little awkward" is how Selena Gomez describes her transition from Disney girl to Disney girl gone wild in the new R-rated independent film Spring Breakers, in which she plays a bikini-clad and heavily armed college student bent on a good time with three friends and some drugs, sex and violence.
"I am getting a little bit older, so I wanted to push myself and kind of get into a little bit more of an indie world. And it was a really great experience for me. And at the same time it has been, of course, a little awkward, but great," the 20-year-old Gomez said on Thursday at the film's Hollywood premiere.
Known for her role on Disney's Wizards Of Waverly Place, Gomez actually began moving to a faster track as Justin Bieber's now ex-girlfriend. "Honestly, it's been a weird transition. You never really know what's right or wrong and you can only do the best you can," she said.
Directed by art-house favourite Harmony Korine and also starring James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens of Disney's High School Musical fame, Spring Breakers follows four young women on a Florida coast vacation romp they financed with a diner robbery.