Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Ninteen-year-old American actress-singer Selena Gomez, who is now focussing on a music career, has launched her new album and says that in the long run she would take acting as a full-fledged career.
“It’s been two-and-a-half to three years that I have been acting and singing. However, I feel most likely in terms of a longer career span, it would be acting,” Gomez told IANS in an email interview from Texas.
She began her acting career at the age of seven, with “I – Barney & Friends” and recently featured in movies like “Ramona and Beezus” and “Monte Carlo”.
Best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series “Wizards of Waverly Place”, Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released “Kiss & Tell” and “A Year Without Rain”.
Talking about her new album “When The Sun Goes Down”, Selena said that “the music in the album is kind of a way to express that it’s really fun. ‘Who Says’ is a powerful song and I love that my fans can have that to listen to. There are songs like ‘My Dilemma’, ‘Bang Bang Bang’, and ‘Love you like a love song’.
When quizzed about her much-publicized relationship with teen pop icon Justin Bieber, Selena said: “I’d say it’s nice to have someone who knows what you’re going through.”
From Akon to Bryan Adams, several international artists have been coming to India to perform and now Gomez is also keen to do so. She says she would also love to work with Indian artistes.
“I don’t know a lot about India. I know many artists are performing there and I would like to visit India, may be some time in future as and when the opportunity comes my way.
“I would also like to collaborate with some Indian artistes at a later stage,” said the singer.