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Selena Gomez Says It’s Humbling to Fight For Roles

It’s not easy for a star to go from Disney, where they are sometimes handed roles, to the outside world of acting where it can be brutal and you hear no over and over again.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Selena Gomez said it’s humbling to have to fight for roles now.

She said, ‘I’m in a very crucial spot. It’s like starting over. I was trying to explain it to one of my friends, and he said, ‘You’ll be fine. People believe in you.’ But when they’re putting together a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, I don’t think they’re going to go,’Selena Gomez would be great for this!’ I’m not an option. It’s humbling, having to go from this Disney high back down to having to fight for roles.’ She will not take roles that will alienate her youngest followers, whom she refers to as her ‘littles.’ I just wouldn’t want to do anything that might make them uncomfortable.. A lot of times, the paparazzi will try to use them.

‘They’ll say, ‘Your fans want this.’ It’s frustrating because my fans are amazing: They love me, they support me. & I do everything for them. But the press? They don’t care about me. They just want something on me that they can use. They just want to get that shot.’

Selena is the June/July 2011 cover girl for Teen Vouge. Stay tuned for more excerpts from her interview!

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