Selena Gomez Has One Album Left, Focusing on Acting
Selena Gomez is planning to focus on her acting career in the future. Though she promised and teased new music coming, the Only Murders in the Building star, 31, has opened up about slowing things down now that she’s in her 30s. On Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett’s SmartLess podcast, Gomez tells the hosts she feels like she has “one more album” in her but would probably concentrate on acting after that. Per Variety, the former Disney Channel alum was asked about her two passions, saying that now that she’s in her 30s, she is just “going to want to chill because I’m tired.”
Gomez, whose career first started out as an actress on Barney & Friends, adds that she always wanted to be an actress. “I never really intended on being a singer full-time, but apparently, that hobby turned into something else.” She admits she isn’t the best singer but knows how to be a storyteller, finding joy in making songs. Her music career began at the same time as her Disney series, Wizards of Waverly Place. She ended up having to juggle both singing and acting. Being fifteen years old at the time, Gomez found it to be “really fun,” so she kept doing both.
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The “Love You Like a Love Song” singer went on to admit that her outlook has since changed as she’s been in the industry for most of her life. “I would like to find something to just settle on,” she said. She called Disney a “machine” in the way they “forcefully” required her as the star to sing the theme song of the show. The SmartLess interview will be made available on Monday, January 8.
Only Murders In The Building aired on Hulu, but the first season is running on ABC this month. The season will run in two-hour blocks on Tuesday nights over three weeks starting Jan. 2, with a one-hour slot for the season finale on Jan. 23.