Selena Gomez’s ‘Insane’ Audition for Cannes Hit ‘Emilia Perez’: ‘I Just Surrendered and Completely Gave Myself’ – Did She Think Her Career Was Over?

Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldaña, and Karla Sofía Gascón, stars of Jacques Audiard’s Cannes competition film “Emilia Perez,” sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the overwhelming reception of their film.

In a recent interview, Zoe Saldaña reflected on the emotional response to the film’s world premiere, describing a sense of calm following the positive reception.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez confessed to nerves before the premiere, emphasizing the uniqueness of her role in the project.

Gascón, acclaimed for her standout performance, discussed the complexity of her character and its significance in the broader narrative. She highlighted the transformative journey her character undertakes, emphasizing the film’s exploration of themes like transgender identity, freedom, and redemption.

Reflecting on her audition process for the film, Saldaña shared insights into her journey as an artist. Despite initial doubts about her ability to tackle the role, she embraced the opportunity to showcase her versatility and expressiveness, ultimately delivering a captivating performance.

Emilia Perez' Review: Zoe Saldana Sings In Jacques Audiard's Audacious  Movie Musical [Cannes]

Gomez revealed details about her audition experience, describing it as an intense and somewhat unpredictable encounter. Despite feeling nervous, she approached the audition with authenticity, ultimately impressing director Jacques Audiard with her commitment and dedication to the role.

Selena Gomez Cries at Minutes-Long Standing Ovation for Film at Cannes

When asked about the film’s underlying messages, Saldaña emphasized the importance of compassion and empathy. She expressed hope that audiences would walk away from the film with a deeper understanding of the complexities of human experience.

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The collaboration between Saint Laurent Productions and the film was also discussed, with Saldaña praising designer Anthony Vaccarello’s vision and creativity. She highlighted the significance of such collaborations in amplifying powerful storytelling through fashion.

Looking ahead, Gascón expressed a desire to continue challenging herself as an artist while remaining open to new opportunities. Saldaña echoed this sentiment, emphasizing her commitment to growth and exploration in her career.

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Gomez shared her gratitude for the transformative experience of working on “Emilia Perez,” expressing a desire to continue pushing boundaries and exploring new creative avenues. Saldaña echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges.

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