(Editor’s note: Actually, Selena did not misspeak: Head here for the full story of the “Wizards of Waverly Place” film. )
Selena Gomez may have misspoken when she told MTV News last week that plans were in the works to turn her popular Disney series, “Wizards of Waverly Place” — about a New York City family whose kids have magical powers — into a movie.
While she answered the question by saying, “Yes! We actually want to shoot it here in New York,” and speculated a bit about what might happen in the film — “I think it would have to be that our secret is about to be exposed” — her rep told MTV News on Thursday (October 30) that the information is inaccurate.
However, until her big-screen dreams come true, Gomez is hard at work on the series. “I think that my fans will expect more magic and crazy stuff going on,” she said of the show’s ongoing second season. “I think you see Alex more mature this season.”
Gomez excitedly revealed the one big way that her character is growing up and finding herself. “She gets her first boyfriend,” she said. “His name is Daniel, and he’s just this really sweet guy who, I honestly think, has a lot of potential. I think he’s going to do great.” She added, “No, [he doesn’t know our secret] yet.”
But if Gomez could have her way, her big celebrity crush Shia LaBeouf would make a cameo in the TV show. “You’d think that as much as I promote it [he’d be coming on],” she joked. “I’m, like, begging, but it’s not happening. I know I’m a nerd! Please, Shia, come on my show!”
[This story was originally published on 10.29.08 at 8 a.m. ET]