Spring Breakers follows four college students who land in jail after robbing a restaurant to fund their spring break trip. After being bailed bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a drug-dealer and gunrunner, they’re seduced into his world.
“I was getting kind of repetitive in terms of the roles I was picking, and I really wanted to do something that was completely different,” Selena, 19, shared. “It was a mark thing for me—like, ‘This is what I want to be doing.’ I want to be taking myself seriously as an actress, and this was definitely a stretch. I mean, I’d never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life. It was really funny—they had to show me how to do it.”
Ashley, 22, added, “[Director] Harmony [Korine] wanted to break us all out of the good-girl mold. For Selena, Vanessa, and me, our audience is all in their teens or younger, so they’re not even going to be able to see this when it comes out—it’s not appropriate.”