Selena G. Gomez’s recent appearance in “Selena,” which grossed more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office, has been met with mixed reviews from moviegoers and critics alike.
However, a number of celebrities have been outspoken in their support for the actress, including Justin Bieber, who said he thinks she’s a “true feminist.”
And while Gomez is not currently a member of the cast of “SelenA” — a movie about an aspiring fashion designer who embarks on a journey with a new boyfriend — the actress does appear to be getting a boost from her new film, which has already earned her a slew of awards.
The film, titled “Seleny,” stars Gomez and was directed by former “The Voice” and “Modern Family” star Amy Poehler.
According to Deadline, the film is slated to hit theaters on Feb. 25.
“Selening” has earned awards from critics and audiences alike, but critics are not quite as positive as they are with the actor’s portrayal of Gomez, who is a mother who struggles to find a job and finds herself in a relationship with a wealthy, older white man.
“The film feels like a portrait of a very complex woman who is constantly battling for the respect of her peers and her family,” Jennifer Connelly, who wrote a piece for Variety last week that criticized Gomez’s character, told The Hollywood Reporter.
“She’s always fighting for the attention of her kids, for her friends, for the love of her family.
She is an incredible, incredible character.”
According to Variety, Gomez has also received some praise for her performances in other films.
“I think Selena is a great movie and I think Amy Poehlmann is a fantastic actress, and she’s very talented,” Jennifer Lopez told The New York Times.
“They’re both terrific people.
And I think she’s just very sensitive to the fact that people who are privileged are still very different from the rest of us, and we need to be respectful of that. “
But the truth is, Selena’s character is really a very complicated woman.
And I think she’s just very sensitive to the fact that people who are privileged are still very different from the rest of us, and we need to be respectful of that.
That’s what I think Selen has brought to the character.”