Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens all stripped to their bikinis for this month's Interview magazine and opened up about their latest flick, Spring Breakers.
As the name suggests, Selena and company play a band of rowdy teenagers on spring break in St. Petersburg, Fla. Somewhere along the way, they meet a K-Fed-looking James Franco — a gun-toting drug dealer — rob a restaurant and end up in jail… all while wearing neon bikinis, of course.
This is a little dark for the girlfriend of Justin Bieber, no? Don't worry, this is all part of Selena's Hollywood plan.
“I was getting kind of repetitive in terms of the roles I was picking, and I really wanted to do something that was completely different," she tells Interview. "It was a 'mark' thing for me — like, ‘This is what I want to be doing.’ I want to be taking myself seriously as an actress, and this was definitely a stretch. I mean, I’d never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life. It was really funny — they had to show me how to do it."
The movie's director and writer, Harmony Korine, said he got the idea after "thinking about girls in bikinis with guns, wearing ski masks." Harmony is best-known for his controversial 1995 flick Kids, a disturbing movie about HIV and young people in NYC.
"Harmony wanted to break us all out of the good-girl mold," said Ashley. "For Selena, Vanessa, and me, our audience is all in their teens or younger, so they’re not even going to be able to see this when it comes out — it’s not appropriate."
Thoughts? Do you have a desire to see Spring Breakers?