Selena Gomez sat down with Ethan Hawke recently to talk about their upcoming movie Getaway. But Ethan also had a very serious question for his co-star. He asked Selena:
"What is twerking???"
Even though they have a 20 year age difference, Selena and Ethan have A LOT in common. For starters, Ethan knows all about being in the spotlight at a young age. He got his big break at 19 starring in Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams.
But those were different times back then. No Twitter. No Facebook. And nowhere near as much media coverage that Selena has to deal with today. Ethan talked about the pressures young Hollywood is under and how happy he is to be able to avoid it. Ethan said:
"I don't envy it at all. I doubt anybody finds that water easy to navigate, and the whole social media element of it is just an added hurdle. It's just like one hurdle to make it harder. The days of being able to quietly have a nervous breakdown or something and really be able to pull yourself back together without anybody paying attention are over."
Well, we hope Selena never has a nervous breakdown!!!
No way. She's way too well balanced for that!
But just to be safe, Ethan offered Selena a few words of encouragement. He told her:
"They want to kind of smack you around, but at the same time they're rewarding you and it's a very confusing moment in your life because people are telling you you're important, and they're talking to you about ridiculously superficial things which you know are not important."
Selena's a smart girl. We think she's going to be just fine.
After all, our gurl knows how to act, knows how to sing, and heck, she's even getting pretty good at twerking!!!
[Image via After Dark Films.]