Selena Gomez talks love in a pre-split-from-Justin-Bieber interview for Nylon magazine, due out on newsstands later this month. All February pop rags talk love, in time for Valentine’s Day, but Selena fell prey to a frequent Hollywood problem – in the weeks between magazine interview and magazine publication, the love she was talking about fell apart. Us magazine reports the story on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Does it matter? No, because Selena Gomez is a careful girl. She rarely mentioned Justin Bieber directly in interviews, preferring a more general tone. Here, Selena, 20, says, “I'm having fun. At the end of the day, love is such a normal thing, and everyone deals with it. Just because it's a different lifestyle doesn't change the meaning of what I've been raised on, which is fairy tales.” Ok, the quote is murky, but the point comes through. Love is normal. That’s still true, even though the recipient of Selena’s love may no longer be on the scene.
And she mentions going to Taylor Swift for girl talk and advice. It’s uncanny, because that’s exactly what she did, shortly after the interview. “We both experienced the same things at the same time,” Selena Gomez said of her Grammy-winning friend. “She just became the person I'd go to for an issue with my family or boyfriend. It's so hard to trust girls, so I'm lucky to have her.” Well, yes. And since both Taylor Swift and Selena have recently gone through a breakup, they must have had lots to talk about.
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez is back on the promotion trail, since her indie film “Spring Breakers” with James Franco is due to come out in a couple of months. Selena reminds parents this film is not for her younger fans, but it’s sort of a celebration of her own coming of age.
But does the smoking, thieving, and drug-smuggling character in the movie portray the real Selena. Gosh, no. “I had to have someone show me how to hold the cigarette,” she says.