Selena Gomez was the lady in red last night when she attended the Spring Breakers LA premiere in a crimson-colored Reem Acra gown. She was joined by her costars James Franco, Ashley Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens, who wore a dramatically feathered Naeem Khan frock to the event. It was a big night for young Hollywood, as other celebrity attendees included Ashley's Pretty Little Liars costar Shay Mitchell, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, and Vanessa Hudgens's High School Musical friend Ashley Tisdale. This marks the first official stateside premiere of the highly anticipated flick, but the cast did host a special screening of Spring Breakers at SXSW on Sunday. It's also Selena's first public appearance since an alleged new song was leaked off of her upcoming album.
Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson were on hand to chat about Spring Breakers at SXSW in Austin, TX, yesterday. The cast, including James Franco, already premiered Spring Breakers at SXSW on Sunday, but they stuck around for another day to do a press conference. While Selena looked glamorous in a blue Cushnie et Ochs dress, her costar Ashley revealed their slightly less polished routine before the event when she posted a photo on Instagram of the two of them munching on fast food.
The film, which follows a group of girls who rob a restaurant to pay for a Spring break vacation, will undoubtedly show Selena and her costars in a different light. She and Vanessa Hudgens, who are both best known for being Disney stars, recently talked about how they were excited to do the raunchy new film. Selena said, "Disney is a machine, and I'm grateful for it, but I feel like being part of that environment made me crave the reaction from other projects even more. Creatively this is where I wanted to go." With her SXSW obligations all wrapped up, Selena and Ashley returned to California last night to prepare for the March 15 release of their new flick.
Selena Gomez met up with her Spring Breakers costars to premiere their new flick at SXSW yesterday. She wore a bright Dolce & Gabbana ensemble as she posed for photos with costars Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and James Franco, and later attended a Q&A session about Spring Breakers. During the premiere, James talked about his violent, cornrow-wearing character in the film, noting that it was a "fun" character to play but he hated his hairstyle. He said, "The grills were cool. I hated the cornrows … if anybody had cornrows, you're in the club. We can get together and say, 'Aw, the itch; it's horrible.'"
The cast of Spring Breakers got the Venice Film Festival all-star treatment tonight at their red-carpet premiere. Selena Gomez, in custom Versace Atelier and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Vanessa Hudgens both chose champagne tones, while Ashley Benson stepped out in a bold blue hue from Alberta Ferretti. Director Harmony Korine arrived with his wife, Rachel, who wore a beautiful gold gown, and posed for photos with James Franco and the entire cast prior to the screening. A few of the stars are packing up in the upcoming days and heading to Canada, where they're expected to share the flick with North American audiences on Friday at this year's TIFF.
Selena has a full roster on her hands while visiting Toronto. In addition to promoting Spring Breakers, she'll also be chatting with press about her forthcoming animated feature, Hotel Transylvania, due out Sept. 28. We'll be reporting live from Toronto, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and photos from the film festival!