The 19-year-old half-Mexican American multi-hyphenate recently recorded a special YouTube Q&A with her fans, where she opened up about her many projects.
The former Disney Channel starlet, who recently ended her four season run on the networks hit series Wizards of Waverly Place, talked about her edgier roles in films like Spring Breakers and Aftershock, roles that are out of her comfort zone.
“One of the favorite things I’ve been doing this year has been focusing on more acting; for me it’s been fun to take risks and do things that are completely different. To be honest, maybe some of you guys may not be comfortable with it,” Gomez said, referring to her young fan base, “But I’m not doing anything that I’m completely uncomfortable with doing. I’m still the same person, but it’s fun to take risks and do things that really challenge me.”
Gomez also revealed that she’ll star in yet another movie — and that she has plans to record another album.
“I’m doing another movie called The Getaway with Ethan Hawke,” she disclosed. “It’s really, really exciting. I go to Bulgaria and then I start filming… It’s more of an action movie, which is also different. So we’re doing that and then hopefully another movie, but that hasn’t really been confirmed yet. Then I’ll start working on my fourth album, which will be the best album I’ll ever do! I’m kind of holding off on music for a bit just so I can have experiences and then write about it.”
Gomez also talked about her Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine.
“He is such a brilliant director,” she gushed. “Harmony Korine is so smart, and I’ve never been more challenged. He gave us direction, but half the time he would just let us do our own thing, and I love direction. So I’d be like, ‘Okay, do I need to be angry? Do I need to be sad?’ And he would just say, ‘Do what your character would do. Do what Faith would do.’”
“It stressed me out so much because he gave me this freedom to really prove myself, and he was so supportive and just like, ‘I want to help you, I really want to help you,’” she continued. “He’s so great, and he and Rachel are such a great team. I had such a great time. I’d want to work with him forever if I could. Best director!”
Gomez also talked about how she deals with her haters, her next tour and even her favorite IHOP dish.