Written and directed by Harmony Korine (1995′s “Kids”), “Spring Breakers” wrapped production at the end of March. Before shooting even began, 19-year-old Gomez called the role “raw and more about acting” than anything she’d ever done.
“It was getting kind of repetitive in terms of the roles I was picking, and I really wanted to do something that was completely different,” said Gomez in the June issue of Interview. “It was a mark thing for me — like, ‘This is what I want to be doing.’ I want to take myself seriously as an actress, and this was definitely a stretch.”
However, just because Gomez donned an itsy-bitsy bikini and hung out with James Franco — who plays a cornrow-sporting drug dealer — doesn’t mean that she’s a good girl gone bad.
“I mean, I’d never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life. It was really funny,” she said. “They had to show me how to do it.”
“Spring Breakers” recently premiered a three-minute preview at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Nothing in the sizzle reel shown hinted at anything as graphic or indeed strange as ‘Gummo,’ ‘Kids,’ ‘Ken Park’ or ‘Trash Humpers,’ but there were a number of scenes involving drinking, drug taking, some minor nudity, arrests and a lot of guns,” wrote Craig Skinner of Heyuguys.co.uk. “Also, the main stars were in bikinis throughout the reel, including a scene in a shot in a courtroom, and it seemed clear that Korine was making the most of the young actresses seemingly shedding their former clean cut Disney personae.”
Thanks to our friends at the Huffington Post.