The star of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place announced that she’s working on a new project: a college degree. Selena Gomez, age 16, will be taking time off from her acting career to focus on getting into her “dream” school, Northwestern University. “I think this’ll be the last series that I do,” she said.
Gomez is studying for the SATs, and is currently home-schooled. She hopes to study acting and journalism. “I would love to do [news reporting], go overseas or something.”
Gomez doesn’t want to quit her acting career altogether in college. “I’m going to try to pull a Natalie Portman,” she explained. “Natalie went to Harvard while shooting Star Wars. I don’t know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her — that seems like a bunch of stress right there.”
She also doesn’t want to jump into any roles that are drastically different from what her fans expect. “I’m going to make that transition slowly,” Gomez said. “I’m not going to immediately go do something that’s way off the charts, because my goal is to keep my audience and have them grow with me.”
Via The New York Post.
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