The first full-length trailer for "Spring Breakers," what is sure to be one of the most buzzworthy and talked-about films of the year, is finally here.
Prepare yourselves for two minutes and 10 seconds of the most intriguing, titillating and ominous footage we've ever seen of stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. The leading ladies stepped outside their comfort zones in order to play these four bored college students who will take great risks to have the time of their lives on spring break — all for a price, of course. Also, keep your eyes peeled for an almost unrecognizable James Franco as cornrow-wearing devious rapper/ drug dealer Alien. Spring break forever!
As you can see, there is a lot going on in this movie. It's bright, shiny and sexy with an irresistibly dark, almost foreboding undercurrent. In addition to getting our hands on this trailer, we also had the opportunity to chat with Gomez, Hudgens and Benson recently about why they chose to be a part of the Harmony Korine-directed movie.
"Evolution. As an actor, you've got to grow. If you're not growing, you're dying, in a sense," Hudgens said of what made her sign on to play Candy. "So it was time to shed a new skin and step into something different, a different person's shoes, a different world. I've never done anything like this before, and it was so freeing. Every girl at some point would like to go on spring break and have that opportunity to let loose. It's just really interesting doing it through a character that has a lot of depth."
Gomez agreed with the desire to grow as an actress, particularly after working for so many years on her Disney Channel show "Wizards of Waverly Place."
"Disney was my life, and in a way, it's all I knew, so once that ended, I definitely think it was good for me to go to an extreme like this," she explained. "That's what was so liberating about it. I felt so safe with Harmony, and I felt so safe with the girls. I was really able to push myself to places even I didn't know I could go. It was great."
For "Pretty Little Liars" actress Benson, she was just excited to have her own spring break through filming the movie, even if their trip was an abnormally wild and fictitious one.
"I've never done anything like this. I've never played a character like this," she said. "The movie is incredible, the script was amazing, and it was a really big challenge, and I think that was the most exciting part, to work with these girls and to work with Harmony and James [Franco]. It was a whole new experience, and I got to try a lot of things I've never tried before. It was the best time."
Check out everything we've got on "Spring Breakers", opening March 22 in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide on March 29.
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