As a wise man once said, “Bikinis and big booties, y’all. That’s what life is about.”
MTV News sat down with Gomez to talk about “Spring Breakers,” how her career has changed thanks to the ambitious project and the movie’s, let’s say, minimal wardrobe.
The bikini-heavy movie didn’t faze Gomez, who said the revealing outfits just freed her even more. “It was so funny. The rest of the girls were in the trailer doing crunches. I didn’t mind. I didn’t care,” she said. “People take pictures. People already have opinions. I wasn’t there for that, necessarily. I was playing a character, so I just completely indulged myself in that. So whether I was in a bathing suit or a turtleneck, I was fine.”
The problem that comes with taking on a project as ambitious as “Spring Breakers” is the age of the typical Gomez fan . (They’re not exactly tall enough to ride this roller coaster.) While the actress appreciates her fans, they might have to sit this one out. “I do everything for my fans. I know that I have a younger following, and I so appreciate that, and I’m thankful for that, but I did warn them in my best ability, as I could,” she said. “When I see the parents, I go, ‘Maybe they don’t see this one.’ ”
Gomez’s older fans, the ones closer to her own age, are a different story. “We went to Toronto, and we premiered it at the festival, and there were girls my age who were laughing at the parts they needed to laugh at, scared at the parts they needed to be scared at,” she said. “I feel like I didn’t give them enough credit, because they understood what this film was. It’s an art piece, and it’s real, and it’s so raw.”
Ultimately, the actress believes her fans’ support for her will overcome any misunderstanding of “Spring Breakers.” “I think they’re going to understand why I did it,” she said. “I mean, maybe for the younger fans, they’ll wait, but I think it was a good thing for me, and my fans were super supportive.”
“Spring Breakers” opens in New York and L.A. on March 15 and expands nationwide on March 22.
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