Selena Gomez Talks SPRING BREAKERS, Why She Signed on, What She Learned from the Experience, BEHAVING BADLY, GETAWAY, and More

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From writer/director Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers shows another, even seedier side of the seasonal American ritual known as spring break, which draws hordes of college students to the Florida coast and elsewhere, each year.  When best friends Brit (Ashley Benson), Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) decide to go on their own spring break adventure, their lack of funds leads them down a path straight to local rapper/drug pusher/arms dealer Alien (James Franco), who lures them away from the party of a lifetime into the criminal underbelly that they may never escape from.

At the film’s press day, actress Selena Gomez spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why this script intrigued her and made her want to sign on, what she learned from the experience that she wishes she could go back and tell herself on the first day of filming, how nervous she was about Harmony Korine’s more improvisational style, how much they rehearsed and talked about scenes ahead of time versus being in the moment, what it was like to work with so many non-actors in the film, seeing the film for the first time at the Venice Film Festival, and how this experience has influenced where she’d like to go next, with her career.  She also talked about whether she’d like to do a big comic book movie, who she plays in Behaving Badly, working with Ethan Hawke on Getaway, and why she wants to share a mutual respect with her fans.  Check out what she had to say after the jump. 

Nat Wolff Talks ADMISSION, Working with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, BEHAVING BADLY, and PALO ALTO

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Paul Weitz’s new film Admission turns an inside eye on a subject near and not-so-dear to many of us—the college admissions process.  At the heart of it is Portia Nathan (played by a more serious Tina Fey than we are used to seeing), a Princeton admissions officer whose world is suddenly thrown for a loop when a routine visit to an alternative school forces her to cross paths with a teacher (Paul Rudd) who thinks he may have found the son Portia gave up for adoption in college.  Portia finds herself bending the rules, both official college rules and rules she has imposed upon herself to help this boy (Nat Wolff) get into Princeton, while falling into an oddly sweet relationship with his teacher.  The film also stars a hilarious Lily Tomlin as Fey’s feminist, fire-breathing mother.

At the press day for the film, Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) spoke to a small group of reporters about the film and the experience of making it.  He talked about working with Fey and Rudd, his “ghetto” audition tape, and preparing for the role.  He also gave the scoop on the other projects he’s worked on in the past year, which include Behaving Badly with Selena Gomez, and Palo Alto with James Franco, based on Franco’s short stories and in which Wolff says he plays a version of a young Franco.  Wolff also told us of a childhood acting lesson with his idol Dustin Hoffman and the advice the film vet gave to the aspiring actor.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

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