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Selena Gomez Worried About Her Fans, Harmony Korine Aspired For The “Poetry Of Surfaces”: 'Spring Breakers' At TIFF

The Playlist By Rodrigo Perez | The Playlist September 9, 2012 at 11:31AM

“I’m tired of seeing the same thing every single day...there’s more than just Spring break,” Selena Gomez laments in Harmony Korine’s latest feature. “It’s your chance to see something different.” The rather orthodox (well at least for Korine), “Spring Breakers,” which premiered in Venice last week (read our review here), makes its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. In our review we called the picture a "semi-conventional genre flick and a future cult favorite.”
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Spring Breakers, TIFF

“I’m tired of seeing the same thing every single day...there’s more than just Spring break,” Selena Gomez laments in Harmony Korine’s latest feature. “It’s your chance to see something different.” The rather orthodox (well at least for Korine), “Spring Breakers,” which premiered in Venice last week (read our review here), makes its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. In our review we called the picture a "semi-conventional genre flick and a future cult favorite.” Starring James Franco as a local gangster/would-be-rapper, and the inclusion of wholesome teen stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris, and Rachel Korine, while apparently played much straighter than Korine’s previous outre films, clearly the film is still out there.

Though you may not have known from the TIFF press conference. Korine, known for his rambling answers -- and potentially bold-faced exaggerations/fibs -- was perhaps his most lucid ever.

The idea of casting this virginal teen stars seems pretty hilarious, but apparently, some of the actors vyed hard for the parts, including Justin Bieber-girlfriend and teen star Selena Gomez, who says she practically “begged” for the role and flew down to Korine’s home in Nashville to secure the role. Korine thought Gomez was overtly religious and and so when she came to audition for the part in his living room, he began taking down all his “crazy” paintings.

“I got nervous, I didn’t want to spook her, so let’s start flipping over photos” Korine said. “He thought I was super super Christian and he put away all his art,” Gomez laughed. “If I was a Christian girl I probably wouldn’t have done this movie with you.”

Interestingly enough was Gomez who seemed to be proud of her work in the film and yet nervous and hesitant about what her younger teen following might think (“Everything I do is for my fans,” she said). The 20-year-old former Disney Channel star insisted she wasn’t trying to subvert her image and instead, was just trying to take on new challenges. However, later in the press conference when asked what message she should send to her fans who might wanna see the movie, she winced and said, “Don’t see it?”

“C’mon, it’s educational,” Korine quipped. “I wrote a message on my social networking sites, kids my age should see it, we’re not really sugar-coating anything, but I also wrote, it’s Rated-R so please don’t see it if you’re under 18,” she explained nervously. “That’s as much warning as I can give to the parents and the kids, but you can’t control what kids do.”

"It's hard for people to take me seriously, because of the brand I've been given," Gomez continued candidly. “But it’s not necessarily me breaking out of anything,” she said about her unexpected turn in the film. “I’m super passionate about the acting part of what I do and sometimes I just want to do [creative endeavors] for myself.”

This article is related to: Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine, TIFF, James Franco, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson


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