Did you know that Selena Gomez turned 18 years old today?
Fellow friends and colleagues helped Selena celebrate her introduction into adulthood with some well deserved praise.
Ramona & Beezus director Elizabeth Allen commented, “She chose this (Ramona & Beezus role), which was not a big payday, and she’s a supporting role.”
“I think many other kids in her position would have taken the money and the leading role, but she felt there was a pedigree to the property, and she had never been in a feature film,” the director continued. ”She wanted to work with a high-caliber cast, and soak up all their abilities.”
Selena added, “Any role at this point I was really grateful to have, and this is my first theatrical role, so I wanted to make sure I really learned and was on my best behavior. Not that I’m not always.”
Selena also talked about her good friend and fellow co-star, Joey King. “I feel kind of weird that a 10-year-old has become my best friend, but OK, I’ll go with it…I’m fully aware of where I started, that is Disney Channel. They’re what gave me everything, in a way. And I love my fans. They mean the absolute world to me. So whenever I make my music or go with my clothing line or pick roles, it’s all about making sure that they can go see it.”