The 23-year-old actress and singer discussed her time in rehab, her life in the public eye, and more with the mag. Here’s what she shared…
On her time in rehab for Lupus: āNo, no, no, no, no. 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 leukemiaāāā GQ notes that Selena most likely means chemotherapy here āand I went to two different locations for those treatments. Itās really frustrating, because Iām 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort ofāā I understand what youāre asking but Iām just saying, I donāt think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me outā¦ I donāt ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was. Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No.ā
On child stars being easy targets: āWeāre easy targets. Every single kid who was brought up like this is an easy target. Itās disgusting, because itās interesting to grown adults that these kids go through weird things because theyāre figuring out, āDo I like this? Do I love this? Maybe I love this person. Oh, Iām exposed to this, people are reporting my every move and this and that because of Instagram and Twitter and you can find out everything.ā Thereās a difference between being a fanāāthereās a difference between that and what you have to doā¦ Because itās, I donāt know, fun, maybe? Itās like watching a car crash as youāre driving past it. You want to watch it.ā
On what is holding her back from roles she wants: āIām young, and I look younger. So the roles that I want to go for, itās all about how the face is. I can play like Iām 16 still. Doesnāt really work for the things I want to doā¦ I want to have an experience that I would go a little bit stir-crazy with. I like people pushing a little bit.ā
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