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Here's What We Learned About Selena Gomez From Her GQ Interview

"One by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won't care about everything that's happened to me."

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2. She's tired of talking about that time she went to rehab.

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"First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay. And I was going through leukemia” — I think she means chemotherapy here — “and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It’s really frustrating, because I am 100 percent allowed to have that."


3. The first stranger she told about her lupus was a boy at a Children's Hospital.

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"There was this kid that wouldn't look me in the eye at all. ... I wanted to get his attention, even though maybe it was too much. So I just said, 'Ask me anything you want.' And he was the first person that I told, besides my best friend and family, because he asked me, 'Have you ever dealt with anything like this?' And I said, 'I have lupus. I was in the ICU for two and a half weeks. I was in this exact same room.' And it was the first time that he looked at me."

4. If she could work with any director it’d be David O. Russell — even if he made Amy Adams cry on the set of American Hustle.

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"I saw [Amy Adams'] performance. There's a deleted scene that's not even in the movie that I think is her best scene that she's ever done. It's five minutes long, and it's her hysterically crying and laughing at the same time, and it's so beautiful. Because I know — I mean, I don't know — but I know what maybe happened for her to get there. And it was fucking amazing. It was beautiful."

5. She thinks her face is holding her back from certain roles.

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"I'm young, and I look younger. So the roles that I want to go for, it's all about how the face is. I can play like I'm 16 still. Doesn't really work for the things I want to do."

6. The transition from child star to adult isn't easy.

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"We're easy targets. Every single kid who was brought up like this is an easy target. It's disgusting, because it's interesting to grown adults that these kids go through weird things because they're figuring out, 'Do I like this? Do I love this? Maybe I love this person.' ... I just have to be patient and make great things with quality, from producing to singing to acting. And one by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won't care about everything that's happened to me."


Read the rest of her GQ interview here and check out more images from the photo shoot here.


Condé Nast confirmed to BuzzFeed that Selena’s team verified that she did mean chemotherapy and not leukemia. Reps for Selena also confirmed she misspoke and meant to say chemotherapy.