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5 Best Selena Gomez Projects Proving She's More Than Just a Disney Princess

5 Best Selena Gomez Projects Proving She's More Than Just a Disney Princess
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Not a word about Monte Carlo or Princess Protection Program.

The third season of the comedy detective series Only Murders in the Building has begun, in which Selena Gomez plays one of the main roles. The actress' career took off after she started working with the Disney Channel.

And although many still remember Selena from Wizards of Waverly Place, the actress has long outgrown that naive image.

1. The Fundamentals of Caring

Writer Ben is going through a creative and personal crisis. He gets a job babysitting for teenager Trevor. At first it is difficult for the two to get along, but soon Ben and Trevor go on a trip. Along the way, they meet Dot, who keeps the travelers company.

This is perhaps one of the most powerful and poignant movies in Selena's filmography, in which she plays not a typical role – a sarcastic and stubborn girl who has left home.

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2. Dead Men Don’t Die

The plot of the comedy takes place in a small American town where strange things are happening. Soon it becomes clear that the dead are starting to rise, which means that the world is in danger.

For director Jim Jarmusch the movie didn’t become the best in his filmography, but Selena only benefited from such an experience. After all, the pop star shared the same set with famous actors and had the opportunity to work with one of the most talented directors in the industry.

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3. Spring Breakers

Like most star kids, Selena was faced with the need to get rid of her usual image, and the turning point in the actress' career was Spring Breakers. In the movie, the actress played a different, more adult role.

However, in some ways, Gomez remained true to herself: for example, she did not agree to appear naked, and also refused to play more cheeky characters – Brit or Candy. She was cast to play Faith, a humble Christian who differs from her friends.

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4. Only Murders in the Building

The plot revolves around three residents of the Manhattan apartment complex. When a murder occurs in their building, true crime fans find themselves in the middle of the action.

In addition to starring, the actress also served as an executive producer on the show. She's co-starred with comedy legends Martin Short and Steve Martin, but wasn't overshadowed by them. On the contrary, despite the difference in age and experience, the actors formed a brilliant trio.

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5. A Rainy Day in New York

College students Gatsby and Ashleigh are in New York for the weekend. Ashleigh has an important assignment – to interview a famous director for the newspaper. Gatsby wants to show his girlfriend his hometown, hoping that this trip will bring them even closer together.

In Woody Allen's movie, Selena didn't get much screen time. However, Gomez's character plays a huge role in the plot. She shares her love of New York with the romantic Gatsby and helps him understand that Ashleigh is not right for him.

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