Selena Gomez had to fight hard for role in ‘Spring Breakers’

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 16:46 PM IST

Washington: Selena Gomes has revealed that she had to fight hard for a part in upcoming the jail drama ‘Spring Breakers’ because she was desperate to tackle a “very dark and very different” role.

The 19-year-old actress will co-star with Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts as college students who end up behind bars after committing a robbery in director Harmony Korine’s next film.

The ‘A Year Without Rain’ hitmaker worked tirelessly to prepare for her audition with Korine, and took a flight across the country from Los Angeles to Tennessee to try out.

“I watched all of his films. I had to fight for that role because I flew to his house in Nashville and watched all his movies. I was like, ‘I want to be in your movie’ and he auditioned me for like an hour or two hours and it was awesome. Then I got the part so I am excited,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“It is something that is very dark and is very different and I am excited to be able to work with him. Of course, he is the person that is going to create all of this and he is going to help me and James Franco, Vanessa, Emma... They are all going to be so great to work against and the script is (great). People are going to be a little surprised,” she added.

ANI