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Kids' Choice Awards: Selena Gomez says next film role marks 'crucial turning point' in her career [Video]

April 2, 2011 |  8:39 pm

Last summer, Disney Channel star Selena Gomez had her first major role in a feature film, "Ramona and Beezus." Based on a popular series of childrens' novels, it was a move she knew wouldn't upset her young fanbase or hurt her squeaky-clean reputation.

But in July, Gomez will be on the big screen again, starring in "Monte Carlo," which follows three young Kids Choice Awards women vacationing in Paris.

The actress-singer said she spent much time weighing whether or not the movie was the right move for her as she transitions into becoming an adult actress.

"Obviously, choosing 'Monte Carlo' was kind of a crucial turning point in my film career. I had to pick something that was gonna be something my fans could see, but something I would be proud of," the 18-year-old told us on the orange carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday. "So it's fun, and it's different, and I play two characters [a British heiress and a Texas teenager], which is a challenge. So ultimately I just wanted it to be something I was proud of."


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--Amy Kaufman