Disney’s new ‘It’ Girl
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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