‘It’s bittersweet.’ Singer Selena Gomez on the latest film in the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchise

NEW DELHI: Selena Gomez has spent nearly a decade voicing the exuberant Mavis in the “Hotel Transylvania” movies and the hyphenated world star says it was hard to say goodbye to the franchise though. loved with the forthcoming fourth film.

Gomez, the globally popular singer as well as a critically acclaimed actor, began her journey in the animated film series with 2012’s “Hotel Transylvania”, followed by sequels – “Hotel Transylvania 2″ (2015) and ” Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacances “(2018).

The fourth installment “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” will close the curtains on the franchise as well as on the character of Gomez, Mavis and her husband Jonathan, voiced by Andy Samberg.

“I’m sad, sure. Obviously it was so much fun and it was years of my life and I felt like home. It was like family. So it’s bittersweet.

“I think we were out of ideas and we did a good job creating some really good messages in the movies. So I don’t know. I’m a little disappointed. Andy and I. We’re going to have to do something else. together, ”the 29-year-old actor told PTI in an interview with Zoom.

The “Hotel Transylvania” movies will always be special for Gomez who started out as a teenage actor with the “Barney & Friends” television series and then starred as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel show “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-2012).

Over the years, Gomez has formed a pretty impressive resume which includes films such as “Spring Breakers”, “Getaway”, “The Fundamentals of Caring” and “A Rainy Day in New York”.

And on the other side, Gomez has been equally popular for his vocals with hit tracks like “Come & Get It”, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, “Good for You”, “Same Old Love”, “Hands to Myself”, “We do not speak any more” and “It is not me”.

Speaking about the “Hotel Transylvania” movies, Gomez joked that she recently noticed her voice “changed” as she played Mavis in four films.

She added that she can personally relate to Mavis’ journey throughout the franchise.

“I think Mavis cares a lot about her family and she cares a lot about making sure everyone is happy. Sometimes I’m guilty of pleasing people a little bit. That’s good but sometimes you have to take it too. care for you So I relate to her that way, that way.

“Plus my voice has changed drastically from the first one to this one. And so it’s kinda crazy. I’m proud to have grown up with Mavis and he’s a good person. I hope I’m a good one. person, ”Gomez said. .

“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,” which will debut on streaming service Prime Video on Friday, is directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon from a screenplay by Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo and Genndy Tartakovsky, who directed all three. first films.

The film also features the voices of Brian Hull (Drac), Jim Gaffigan (Van Helsing), Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man) and Keegan- Michael Key (Murray).

As one journey draws to a close, another has just begun for Gomez, who recently starred in the hit crime comedy series “Only Murders in the Building,” with comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short.

The show, which released on Hulu last year, received unanimous praise for its story, music and setting as well as the performances of the three main stars.

Gomez is currently working on the second season of the series.

“It’s safe to say when you’re with Steve Martin and Martin Short, you have legends and you have a whole fan base that is incredibly loyal across all generations. For me, it was really cool to show my eight-year-old sister Steve and Marty.

“So I think it was a combination of the team that created it and also the fact that it was during the pandemic. It’s strange to say that ‘Only Murders in the Building’ was a heartwarming spectacle, but in a way it worked because we tried to make people laugh but also to keep them on their toes and turn them on all the time. So that was awesome. I’m so happy people like that, ”she added.

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