In Selena Gomez’s latest interview with The Mirror, the singer and actress told the publication what drove her to start acting at such a young age and commented on the paparazzi as well as her social life.
“I think a lot of kids that age are like, ‘I want to be an astronaut. I want to do this or that’,” Selena told The Mirror in regards to acting at such a young age. “But I knew that’s (acting) what I really wanted to do. I think you can be a lot more fearless with those decisions when you’re younger.”
Selena started wearing her purity ring at age 12. One time a photographer tried to persuade her to crawl over a bed towards the camera provocatively “like a cat.”
The twisted incident has consequently left a tainted view with the often greedy paparazzi. “Whenever I go out of town they follow me, when I’m at home in LA sometimes they give me space,” Selena explained. ”I don’t like it at all, but it comes with the job.”
Selena also described herself as “pretty boring for a teenager” and told The Mirror that she’s not into the party scene.
“My job’s so crazy that in my free time I just like to stay in and watch movies,” she admitted. “In my world there’s a lot of things available to me. But I think having some sense of authority in my life reminds me I’m just a kid.”