It’s cool to be teenage vampire Mavis, says Hotel Transylvania 3’s Selena Gomez

American singer and actress Selena Gomez (left) returns to voice Mavis the teenage vampire in Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (above).
American singer and actress Selena Gomez returns to voice Mavis the teenage vampire in Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (above).PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

Selena Gomez loves that her young fans are excited to meet her as the teenage vampire from the Hotel Transylvania films, not as a sultry pop star

To most of the world, Selena Gomez is the sultry songbird behind sexy chart-toppers such as Come & Get It (2013) and Good For You (2015).

But the American pop princess has a younger and more innocent fanbase who know her only as the voice of Mavis, the 126-year-old "teenage" vampire from the Hotel Transylvania animated films.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2018, with the headline 'It's cool to be Mavis, not Selena'. Print Edition | Subscribe