Selena Gomez is very open when it comes to connecting with her Selenators.
The singer spoke during a Netflix-hosted panel about being the executive producer for the upcoming Netflix show: 13 Reasons Why. The show is a story that follows a high school student's suicide and during the Wednesday event, Gomez explained her personal connection to the story.
She says: "I think that my [own] high school experience was amplified. I wouldn't say it was worse, but it made it harder... Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was Disney Channel, it was also adults that had the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life." She added, "It was very confusing for me. I had no idea who I was going to be, what I'm still going to become."
Selena went away for 90 days to receive treatment for mental health issues last year. She reveals this experience brought her closer to the show.
"To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when they started production. I went away for 90 days, and I actually met a ton of kids in this place that were talking about issues that these characters are experiencing," she said.
"Whether I like it or not, people have seen a lot of my mistakes and I had to use that as a good thing, because then they're able to trust me," she continues, "I want to be a part of this, because I think this is what they want, this is what they need."
Selena also thinks her fans could live without social media... She states "I can't stand what they're looking at and what they think is reality. There are 17-year-old's that look older than me and that freaks me out. We're just so disconnected from people now. Teens just really want [a connection]."
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