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Selena Gomez Taught How To Smoke For 'Spring Breakers' Role

5/16/2012 1:14pm EDT

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez was given a lesson in cigarette smoking so she could play a bad girl in racy new movie Spring Breakers.
The former Disney star sheds her squeaky-clean image to play a wild college student in the film, but admits she needed a few tips on how to embrace her dark side.

She tells Interview magazine, "I was getting kind of repetitive in terms of the roles I was picking, and I really wanted to do something that was completely different. It was a mark thing for me - like, 'This is what I want to be doing.' I want to be taking myself seriously as an actress..."

"This was definitely a stretch. I mean, I'd never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life. It was really funny - they had to show me how to do it."

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