Selena Gomez admits she ‘didn’t know what she was doing’ when she ‘signed her life away to Disney’ before rising to fame.
The actress, 29, rose to prominence in her teens when she was cast as Alex Russo in Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012.
She’s set to star alongside funnymen Steve Martin and Martin Short in Hulu’s series Only Murders In The Building when it is released at the end of the month but she says she didn’t always have the freedom to choose to work with such people.
‘I signed my life away to Disney at a very young age and I didn’t know that’s what I was doing,’ laughed Selena, according to Us Weekly.
On new series Only Murders In The Building, she said: ‘The level of the sophistication of the material is the reason why I wanted to do this.
‘But I don’t know. I was just a kid and I didn’t know what I was doing [on Wizards Of Waverly Place]. I was just running around the set.’
Selena, pictured here with her Wizards of Waverly Place co-stars David Henrie and Jake T Austin, has carved out a successful career since her Disney days (Picture: Disney)
Selena appears in the new comedy with Steve and Martin, with their characters playing a trio of true crime obsessives living in the same building in New York.
The threesome uses their true crime podcast to start investigating a killing when someone is murdered in the block.
Selena plays a talented detective in the show, with fellow stars Amy Ryan and Nathan Lane also making recurring appearances.
Meanwhile, while Selena may be carving out a very successful career in television and film, she recently admitted she was considering giving up music as she feels she’s not taken seriously as a musician.
She told Vogue earlier this year: ‘It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously. I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, “What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?”’
Selena added that her 2019 US number one single, Lose You To Love Me, was ‘the best song that I’ve ever released’, but ‘for some people it still wasn’t enough’.
She stated: ‘I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.’
Credit: Original article published here.