`Spring Breakers` turned Selena Gomez into risk-taker

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2013, 15:56 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez is glad that she worked in ‘Spring Breakers’ as it made her comfortable with taking risks in her career and changing people`s perception about her.

Gomez, 21, who started her career with children`s shows like ‘Barney and Friends’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, donned a bold look for the movie, giving herself an image makeover.

"This opened my eyes and made me more comfortable in taking risks. It also changed people’s perception in Hollywood. I think it’s exciting to throw people off, so I like it," dailystar.co.uk quoted Gomez as saying.

"`Spring Breakers` helps me not be afraid. Like I said, I’m generally very tentative and over-thinking, but this movie made me push myself," she added.

The actress is now looking forward to do something out of the box.

"I`m excited just to look at what`s out there and take the next step and do a couple of different roles - whatever they are," she said.

IANS