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Wednesday June 19, 2024

'Emilia Pérez' director recalls how Selena Gomez charmed her way to star in film

'Emilia Pérez' features the likes of Zoë Saldaña, Selena Gomez, and Karla Sofía Gascón

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Emilia Pérez director revealed that Selena Gomez charmed him at a New York City café
Emilia Pérez director revealed that Selena Gomez charmed him at a New York City café

Emilia Pérez director Jacques Audiard recently revealed that Selena Gomez charmed him at a New York City café.

In response to a question about the former Disney actor’s skills and her popularity across borders, Audiard talked about knowing the songstress from her time on A Rainy Day in New York and Spring Breakers.

He said: “I was completely unaware of it. I'm not familiar at all with this social network, Instagram, TikTok generation. I have no access to all of that. 

"I knew her from Spring Breakers and the Woody Allen film she played in, [A Rainy Day in New York]. I just wanted to work with her for that," the auteur explained.

Recounting the instance when he first met her in a café, the director said he had a sudden epiphany to cast her in the film at the moment.

“And when I met her in New York one morning in a café, I just knew instantly that I wanted to work with her,” he added.

For the unversed, Jacques described the film as “soap-opera and a musical comedy,” led by Zoë Saldaña, Selena Gomez, and Karla Sofía Gascón.