Is Selena Gomez Really 'Behaving Badly'?
By DAVID WEINER
October 26, 2012
Practically every move Selena Gomez makes is covered by the media, and having Justin Bieber as a boyfriend surely doesn't help her to camouflage her high-profile existence. Watch the video as The Insider's Debbie Matenopoulos exclusively sits down with Selena on the set of her new movie Behaving Badly to talk fame, film and her devoted fans.
"I do everything for my fans. I do my clothing line, my fragrance, my TV show, my music – everything is based on them, what they're going to love, and their opinion means everything to me," says Selena, who chose to take a bit of a break from music and focus on her acting. "I guess this year was supposed to be more discreet than it actually was."
"I just don’t think that people realize how hard it is," says Selena of living in the spotlight. "I mean, you're always doing something wrong. I have a great family, I have a wonderful mom, I have great friends that keep me grounded that I've had for years, and I think that's where it starts – a support system. But it's so easy to get caught up in this. … If I read everything online about myself it would put me in a state of depression."
Selena says that the edgier, different and more mature roles she's been pursuing this year "will be scrutinized, but I'm proud of it."
Based on music producer-songwriter-author Ric Browde's semi-autobiographical novel While I'm Dead…Feed the Dog, Behaving Badly casts Selena as the dream girl of a not-too-popular high schooler (played by Nat Wolff), who schemes to win her over – and bed her – by doing anything it takes to secure backstage passes for them to meet her musical crush, Josh Groban. The ensemble comedy also stars Jason Lee, Dylan McDermott, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Cary Elwes, Heather Graham and Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna.