A recent interview with singer and former Disney child star Selena Gomez revealed her fondness for Christian music, her views about respect and acceptance, and how she felt about starring in a movie about vampires. Read on for more details.
“Hotel Transylvania 2” is a 3D-animated film about a family of vampires trying to manage a hotel that caters to a majority of the world’s monsters. In it, Gomez provides the voice for Mavis, mother of a young half-vampire trying to deal with motherhood and the issues that come with it (plus having a half-vampire for a son, of course).
The interview was part of a press event for said film and Gomez, herself being a self-proclaimed Christian, addressed how the Christian community might view the film.
“Now for me I respect people for whatever boundaries they set for themselves. I’m more lenient towards that. I am Christian so I understand,” she said, referring to Christian viewers who may potentially develop a certain dislike for the film’s concepts, via BREATHEcast report.
“It’s a beautiful movie; it’s got a great message. There’s not much to really dissect but it’s about family, that’s what it really is,” she ultimately added.
The actress and fashion designer also related her love for Christian music. And when asked who her favourite Christian artists are, Selena Gomez readily answered that she loved New Zealand-based singer and pianist Brooke Fraser as well as Australia’s most prominent worship group, Hillsong — having nothing but good things to say about them.
“[Brooke Fraser] is incredible … and the new [Hillsong] Young & Free is so good; I got to hear some of it before it came out,” Gomez gushed.
It should be noted that Gomez herself is about to put out some new music this year as well, in the form of her second studio album, “Revival,” which is due for release on the ninth of October. She previously teased that the album would be her “rebirth,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
As for the film, it is apparent from Gomez’s interview that the appeal of “Hotel Transylvania 2” is in the value of family, of love, respect, and acceptance, no matter how “different” someone may seem. 3D-animated films seem to convey these kinds of messages particularly well, especially in the funniest and most amusing of ways too (though most still has their fair share of heart-breaking moments).
So if fans want to watch a feel-good film for the whole family, they can catch Selena Gomez voicing Mavis, together with the rest of the (vampire) hoteliers, in “Hotel Transylvania 2,” which is currently in US theatres.
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