Selena Gomez on the set of Spring Breakers in Fort Lauderdale

Selena Gomez said she almost suffered a breakdown on the set of Spring Breakers last year because everyone was paying attention to her. Oh my gosh, what a terrible thing for an actress. Via the San Francisco Chronicle:
Gomez admits she felt intimidated by the attention of hundreds of fans and photographers who clambered to watch her strutting about in skimpy outfits for the saucy scenes.

She tells Britain's The Guardian, "I had a mini breakdown on set. There was too much attention, photographers, hundreds of fans, and all of us in bikinis in the pool. I got overwhelmed doing some of the things we were doing and having such an active audience at all times, even though I knew at heart we were super-safe."

The actress only felt able to continue after sharing a heart-to-heart chat with the film's director Harmony Korine. Korine's wife Rachel says, "Harmony went over to her and said: 'This is really happening, this is you right at this moment,' and he encouraged her to use it, and from that moment on she imbued her character with a whole new extra dimension."
We should start giving away Purple Hearts to actors and actresses who survive such harrowing ordeals as filming a hot tub scene in a bikini with people watching you. Such strength. Such courage. Selena Gomez, you are my hero.

*20 Selena Gomez bikini body pictures total in the gallery:

  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 1
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 2
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 3
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 4
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 5
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 6
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 7
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 8
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 9
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 10
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 11
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 12
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 13
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 14
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 15
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 16
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 17
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 18
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 19
  • Selena Gomez Bikini Breakdown 20
[Pacific Coast News]