Oftentimes, when you listen to a director speak on the creation of his or her latest film, you’re bound to hear discussion of camera angles, of casting processes, of material left on the cutting room floor. But with Harmony Korine and his newest feature Spring Breakers, we’re more inclined to hear mention of the young men on set who wished to “hump” star Selena Gomez. His words, not mine.
In the below featurette for Spring Breakers, which hits select theaters Mar. 15 and then nationally Mar. 22, director Korine (who has been responsible for psychological maladies like Kids, Gummo, and a surplus of extremely odd short films) talks about how his young star strayed far from her Disney origins for his new subversive story. Among the challenges Gomez onset: staying in character (she and her costars applied a whole lot of Drake music to the endeavor) and fending off the advancements of male extras trying to “rub up on her.” Again, his words.
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