Selena Gomez has been working in the industry since she was seven-years-old. She was the lead with Demi Lovato in the children’s show, Barney and Friends.
She then went on to star in Disney’s Wizards Of Waverly Place and roles in Disney movies as well. After that, she transitioned to make her singing career with her debut, Come and Get It. However, the actress has opened up in an interview with Allure magazine claiming to have felt over-sexualized.
For the October’s cover issue, Selena revealed she felt over-sexualized in some of her music videos. She said she did things that weren’t really her. The singer opened up about the pressure to seem more like an adult in her album, Revival. She reveals that the need to show skin was something that she thinks wasn’t the person she was.
The album, Revival was Selena’s second album which came out in 2015. The singer was nude in the cover of the album elegantly hiding her body. She had videos like Good For You and Hands to Myself which created quite a stir.
However, the Rare Beauty founder reveals she feels more in control of her work. Her work includes her beauty line, movies, documentaries, cooking show, music, and much more. She revealed that she loves being an entrepreneur.
Selena said, “It’s more that I am in control. I am in full control of my life and everything that I do, what is out there, everything. So I would like to say, yes. I’m in charge of everything in my life.”
“I Will Always Be Passionate About That”
Talking about her mental health and how it has affected her, she said she has different emotions. The singer said she did not know how to control all of her different emotions. She explained, “It was complicated. But I think I’m happy to understand it. Once I did find out more about who I was, I was proud. I also felt comfortable knowing that I wasn’t alone, and I was going to get through it. So I will always be passionate about that. It’s something I will continue to talk about.”
Selena has been open about not taking social media too seriously and not caring about other people’s opinions. She says she refrains from Googling herself because she can’t and she has not in years. The Rare Beauty founder says she is strong in a lot of ways but she has way too much of a sensitive heart.
However, Selena does believe in speaking out as she used her platform to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement. She revealed that there was so much she did not know and she was so upset. The singer explains that the way people have been treated and people in her life have dealt with it for years. She said they told her stories that she has never heard before.
Selena explained, “That’s why what I did with my social media was extremely important — having all of these different voices share their experiences. I didn’t want to be someone that was going to just post something [or make a] donation.”
Selena On Immigration Policies
Last year, the singer produced a documentary series on Netflix, Living Undocumented. The show was about the lives of real families being torn apart by current U.S. immigration policies. Selena revealed she felt so mad about it because she does relate to it in so many ways.
She said, “I knew I related to that in so many ways. A lot of my family were immigrants and created lives for themselves here. I’m just once removed from being an [immigrant]. I’m proud of that side of who I am. “However, she reveals seeing what happened to those families, made her feel completely helpless, disgusted, and frustrated.
The Rare Beauty founder said she wanted to do something to make people uncomfortable which would force them to watch something they don’t want to see. She said, “I wanted to do something that would make people uncomfortable, that would force people to watch something that maybe they just don’t want to see, or don’t understand.”