Sometimes, an actor in a show or a movie has the same skill set as their character. Tom Cruise is known to perform his own stunts, Keanu Reeves practices martial arts regularly, and Margot Robbie is a skilled gymnast and has even learned some advanced figure skating. However, most of the time, an actor showing special skills is simply acting. Selena Gomez recently found it for herself: Although she’s currently starring on a crime series and learning about crime for the role, when faced with an actual crime to solve, she He learned that it’s harder than it looks! How did Gomez come to try her hand at detective work? And how does she like her character?
Selena Gomez has a lead role on ‘Only Murder in the Building’
Selena Gomez has had some notable roles throughout the years, and by 2021 she’s starring in a new comedy on Hulu: only murders in the building. The show is a crime comedy centered around fans of a true crime podcast who find themselves involved in a case in their lives. Although only half the episodes have been released as of September 2021, it has already received a lot of praise from true crime media and for being a strange parody of an intriguing mystery.
In the show, Gomez plays Mabel Mora, who is renovating an apartment in the building for her aunt. Mabel, as it turns out, has a history with murder victims as well, and has actually been close to a murder case before. We still don’t know the exact details of Mabel’s backstory or what’s going to happen to her, but she’s an interesting character that many fans want to know more about.
Gomez tries to solve a mystery of her own
in one Interview with Seth Myers, Gomez revealed that she accompanied her mother to an event called CrimeCon, which involved being given an open case and collaborating with real authorities to help solve it. However, when asked which of the two was better, Gomez or her mother, Gomez very quickly stated that her mother was better at it, and that she herself was “awful”, adding that if fans had any issues, So don’t come to me.” Additionally, the matter is not usually resolved at the end of the conference – although the power of additional people helps, open cases are always difficult to close.
That being said, Gomez still enjoyed it. She said she had a lot of fun, and that the other convention attendees either didn’t recognize her or didn’t care much about her celebrity status — and “it was great.”
Gomez still feels like she and Mabel are very similar
Even though Selena Gomez doesn’t think she’ll be able to solve a crime, she still relates very strongly to her character on the show. This especially plays into his relationship with his costars, Steve Martin and Martin Short. Both costars are significantly older than Gomez, so Gomez often finds herself explaining pop culture and tech to them (like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s summer classic WAP). Similarly, Mabel must show his neighbors in the building how to use new technology in the crime-solving process. Additionally, fans have noticed similarities between Mabel and another character played by Gomez: Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez has had several roles over the years, but it looks like Mabel will soon become one of her signature roles!
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