Selena Gomez: I was ‘ashamed’ to pose naked on album cover
Selena Gomez revealed she was ashamed after posing naked for one of her album covers.
During The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actress Roundtable, Amy Schumer brought up how the “Only Murders in the Building” star was sexualized at a young age.
“Someone like Selena, who was sexualized at such a young age, but you’ve just rejected that and have really found your own style and your own presence,” Schumer, 41, said. “Because I know they put you through a system and make you feel like this is how you have to do it.”
“It’s really unfair,” the 29-year-old singer and actress responded. “I actually did an album cover and I was really ashamed after I did it.”
Gomez is referencing her 2015 studio album, “Revival.”
“I had to work through those feelings because I realized it was attached to something deeper that was going on,” she told Schumer, who will be starring alongside Gomez in season two of “Only Murders in the Building.”
“It was a choice that I wasn’t necessarily happy that I made, but I think that I’ve done my best, at least I try to be myself,” Gomez said.
“I’m not an overly sexual person,” she added. “Sometimes I like to feel sexy, but that doesn’t mean it’s for somebody else. It can be for me.”
The “Lose You To Love Me” singer was also asked how her former Disney personal factors into her current career decisions.
Gomez explained that she started taking control of her life’s narrative once she started getting older since she “didn’t really have a choice” growing up.
“Now I understand that there are certain boundaries that I need to set for myself, and I respect and adore so many people, but I’ve got to do what’s best for me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
Season 2 of “Only Murders in the Building,” starring Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin, returns to Hulu on June 28.
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