Selena Gomez claims she 'signed life away at Disney at a young age' as she makes her first TV appearance in nine years
SELENA Gomez claimed she "signed her life away" by "signing up to Disney so young."
The 29-year-old joked she gave away her life when she starred as the lead role in Wizards of Waverly Place as a child.
She is now making for comeback to acting – the first time since the Disney show – by acting in the upcoming Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.
During the Only Murders In the Building Television Critics Association press panel, Selena made the joke after she was asked how her acting has changed since then.
Selena replied: "I signed my life away to Disney at a very young age, so I didn't know exactly what I was doing.
"I was a kid I didn't know what I was doing, I was just running around on set, and now I feel like a sponge and I soak up all the wisdom that I can."
She said she is now a much more "sophisticated" actress as she stars aside her new co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short.
SELENA RIPS THE GOOD FIGHT
It comes after she recently slammed The Good Fight for a "tasteless" joke they made about her kidney transplant, as she also thanked fans for "having her back."
Selena underwent the surgery in 2017 after contracting lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack healthy parts of itself.
In the scene, Marissa (Sarah Steele), Jay (Nyambi Nyambi) and Jim (Ifádansi Rashad) gathered around while Jim printed out “permission slips” to give to co-workers.
Jim said they were so people could have a pass on making one or two controversial jokes, but then Jay asked if there were any topics that were completely off limits.
Jim replied: ”Um, necrophilia?"
Marissa shot back: ”No, that could be funny," as Jay added: ”Autism.”
Then Jim smiled and said: "Selena Gomez's kidney transplant.”
Responding, Selena said: "I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing but sadly it has apparently.
"I hope in the next writer’s room when one of these tasteless jokes are presented it’s called out immediately and doesn’t make it on air."
She continued, “If you are able to, please sign up to be an organ donor.”
In her new TV show, Only Murders in the Building, stars as a resident who teams up with her neighbors to solve a brutal crime in their apartment complex.
With the end of Wizards of Waverly Place in 2012, it’s been nine years since Selena last starred on a TV show, with her only reprising her Disney role of Alex Russo for a 2013 movie.
The Only Murders in the Building trailer was released recently and teased the murder mystery that Selena, Steve, and Martin will be working to solve when the show comes out on August 31.
Wanting to solve the murder of someone in their building, a couple true crime fans, Charles and Oliver (Steve and Martin), start a podcast while working the case, recruiting Mabel (Selena), to help them find the killer.
They all end up getting caught up in the mystery, risking becoming the next victim.
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