‘Only Murders in the Building’ – Why Selena Gomez liked working with co-stars Martin and Short

Young actress a 'sponge' around comedy vets

Selena Gomez of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ on Hulu and Disney+ in Canada

Q: This is fair to say, your first TV show since you were an adult, right? How is it different now making this than the ones you made when you were a kid?

A:  What I’d say is the level of sophistication of the material is first the reason why I wanted to do this.  But I don’t know. I was a kid; I didn’t know what I was doing. I was just riding around on set and now I just — I feel like a sponge and I soak up all the wisdom that I can. It’s really nice to be back on TV and it’s nice to be casted as my actual age, which never happens.

Q: When you’re working with such seasoned talent as Steve Martin and Martin Short, what has really been the thing that you’ve learned the most just from working with them?

A:  How they lead a set is so commendable. They are so humble and they are kind and they are there till the very end and they are just really — they’ve set such an example for me. They’ve been doing this longer than I’ve been alive and if anything like I would be so lucky to have a career that lasted that long. … I love the way they talk to people. I love the way that they just come to set and make everybody feel good and that makes me want to be that and do that more. So, I don’t know. Plus, I’m just so lucky. I just sit down and laugh all day. … So, I’m very happy to be doing this.

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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