Selena Gomez Learns From Ethan Hawke on 'Getaway,' Gets Into Producing (Video)
Her co-star, busy studying Shakespeare, insisted he didn't have anything to teach the 21-year-old singer/actress.
Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke were able to engage in some serious bonding while filming the upcoming action film Getaway. As the driver and passenger of a car who must obey the commands of a mysterious voice (supplied by Jon Voight), the actors spent a lot of time together while filming the Warner Bros. movie, which hits theaters Friday.
Gomez said in an interview with THR that she used this time to learn from Hawke, who has worked steadily since his breakthrough role in 1989's Dead Poets Society.
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"I loved actually being able to hear Ethan talk about things he had gone through because obviously he's been doing this for a while. So, when we'd go to dinner or he would tell a quick story, I loved seeing how he'd react to what he had gone through or how he had handled it," Gomez said. "I obviously learned a lot and was very doey-eyed. It was fun."
Hawke insisted that he didn't have anything to teach the 21-year-old singer/actress, something that she quickly protested.
But it seems she's already taken his advice about not confining herself to one area of the entertainment industry.
In addition to her successful music and acting career, Gomez also has her own production company, which she launched a few years ago with her mother.
Although she doesn't often talk about it, her July Moon Productions banner, which she runs with her mom, is "going very well," she told THR.
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"My mom and I actually sold our first project, which is exciting. It's fun to be able to kind of do things from scratch," she said. "My mom would read a couple of books and she'd send them my way and then we'd figure out how to get the rights to them and then we'd get to pitch our own things…It's really an opportunity to make what we want to make and it's very rare to do."
Meanwhile, Hawke is preparing to play Macbeth at Lincoln Center this fall, something he's spent the summer studying.
"Unfortunately, these British punks, they grow up on this stuff," he said. "So, I'm trying to do America proud. Stand up and do some American Shakespeare."