Selena Gomez is technically 23, but really she’s older than anyone knows. She’s been working for more than half her life—most recently, that meant improvising with Seth Rogen on the set of Neighbors 2. (“I was cussing a lot and being dramatic,” she says.)
She grew up by herself and in public; she went to high school, literally, on a Disney soundstage in front of an audience. “I didn’t have an opportunity to figure out my life without people having an opinion every step of the way,” she says.
But Gomez doesn’t really do self-pity: “I chose this. So I’m not gonna sit here and say, ‘Oh, my God, poor me, I didn’t have a normal childhood.’ I don’t give a fuck about that.”