Y’know… without getting all grumpy and moralistic about it, we’ll just say we feel bad sometimes about the things young female stars are expected to do.
Selena Gomez covers the February 2013 issue of Nylon magazine photographed by Marvin Scott Jarrett.
Don’t get us wrong. It’s not skanky or anything – and we’re not talking about a highly accomplished actress here, but this just feels so … downscale, y’know? Ironically and with a wink, to be sure, but still. She looks like a backup singer in a music video.
Justin Bieber will never be asked to pose for a magazine cover looking like this. You can bank on that.
On auditioning to Spring Breakers:
“It was my first audition in years. I definitely felt that with my first stepping-out role, I should choose something that I could understand a little more. I was really nervous, but Harmony took a chance with me. He said, ‘You live in this bubble, and I’m going to take you out of it, but you have to trust me.’”
On her everyday life:
“I’m having fun. At the end of the day, love is such a normal thing, and everyone deals with it. Just because it’s a different lifestyle doesn’t change the meaning of what I’ve been raised on, which is fairy tales.”
On her relationship with Taylor Swift:
“We both experienced the same things at the same time. But we’ve never once talked about our industry. She just became the person I’d go to for an issue with my family or boyfriend. It’s so hard to trust girls, so I’m lucky to have her.”
To be fair, it’s all standard hipster cute on the inside:
[Photo Credit: Marvin Scott Jarrett for Nylon Magazine]