Singer-actress Selena Gomez says music has been a dominating factor in her life, but acting has always been her first love.
Asked if she sees herself as a singer, a performer or an actress, she said: âI donât know. My heart has always been in acting.â
âBut music has been extremely dominating in my life and I am grateful for bothâŠ I love both, but I would like to be more in acting,â Gomez said in response to an IANS query over email from Los Angeles while promoting her âHotel Transylvania 3: Monster Vacationâ.
So, if you have a choice in the next 10 years in your career, you would go for acting and voice-over, than recording?
âYes,â she replied.
Gomez, who found fame as a child through a Disney show âWizards of Waverly Placeâ, doesnât like to sing on her acting projects.
âI donât like blending the two, to be honest. Though a huge fan of âThe Greatest Showmanâ, I have to say that was really fun, but I donât like blending it. I donât know. Just doesnât work,â she said. ALSO READ:Â Â Selena Gomezâ birthday post on Instagram breaks Beyonceâs record!
She got her first acting job when she was seven on âBarney & Friendsâ, but became a household name with âWizards of Waverly Placeâ and found stardom.
Be it her professional life, career as a singer, decision to take some time off, struggle with anxiety and depression, dealing with fame, life-threatening kidney transplant as a result of lupus or her relationship with pop sensation Justin Bieber and singer The Weeknd â Gomez has lived her life in the public eye.
She is known for making hits like âCome and get itâ, âThe heart wants what it wantsâ, âBad liarâ, âWolvesâ and âBack to youâ.
As an actor and a voice-over artiste, she has been a part of projects like âAnother Cinderella Storyâ, âThe Big Shortâ, âNeighbors 2: Sorority Risingâ, âMonte Carloâ, âThe Muppetsâ and the âHotel Transylvaniaâ franchise. The first part of the film came out in 2012.
The third part âHotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacationâ has opened to positive reviews. Sony Pictures India released the film in the country on July 20. She has lent her voice for the character of Mavis. ALSO READ:Â Heard this? Selena Gomez wants to collaborate with AR Rahman for a Bollywood film!
Talking about the âHotel Transylvaniaâ franchise, which tells of how the world of monsters and humans come together, the 26-year-old said: âItâs nice I got to grow with her and the older she got, the more I got. I made a joke (that) Iâm just the same person, now a little more jaded, itâs what happens when you are an adult.â
The third part is about taking a break, and Gomez says her idea of taking a break is indulging in some âme timeâ. âI like spending time alone. But I also like travelling. I like driving.â
Fast forward to 20 years, she hopes to be in âHotel Transylvania 23â.
âIt is cool because kids hold on to things for so long. You know, like the first one, I still get asked questions about the first one by kids. Iâs cool because they are the ones that keep it alive to be honest. So, hopefully, yes.â
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