Selena Gomez @ Variety’s Power of Youth Event
Disney’s new ‘It’ Girl
Gomez next stars in Disney Channel original movie “Princess Protection Program,” followed by “Another Cinderella Story” for Warner. “It’s basically our updated version of the Cinderella story,” she says, “so I drop an MP3 player instead of a glass slipper and he’s got to find me through music.”
Now one of CAA’s youngest clients, Gomez “always wanted to act, since I was 6,” she says. “I was an only child, and my parents were very supportive, even though they thought it was maybe just a phase.” Driven and dedicated, Gomez even spent her ninth birthday at an open casting call for a role in the TV series “Barney & Friends” (she won the part), going on to work in “Spy Kids 3-D” in 2003.
“It’s a bit of a sacrifice giving up your prom and normal childhood things,” admits Gomez, who relocated to L.A. with her mother last year, “but for me it’s completely worth it.” Source