do you ever just listen to a Taylor Swift song and think “thank God there’s someone who has understood exactly how I felt at so many times in my life and hasn’t been afraid to express those feelings through well-written lyrics and wonderful music which have essentially caused me to feel better about my problems and also subconsciously given me advice on these situations and basically just made everything better” because I do a lot and it makes me emotional
I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that."
Even though she only has two scenes in Rudderless—the William H. Macy-directed film about tragic loss, in theaters tomorrow—Selena Gomez delivers a stunning emotionally-charged acting and musical performance. With the film’s release and the imminent release of her new album on the way, Gomez has a lot to talk about.
Talk about themes of loss in the movie. Have you experience the kind of loss Kate goes through?
First off, I think in general I am Kate’s age and so you’re already feeling so many emotions and you’re figuring out what does this mean, what does that mean. You’re not really sure how you are so then you add a tragedy like losing someone and it can literally alter everything about you. You’re not old enough to really understand what those feelings are and how to maintain them and control them. That’s the worst part about loss. You losing someone it’s almost worse than losing yourself, actually. That’s the message. You see Kate and she’s just distraught. You never see closure for her and she’ll have to carry that for a while. And I think that’s important and I think a lot of girls can relate to that. It’s a very difficult thing but losing yourself is way worse.
Have you experienced this kind of loss in your own life?
I’ve actually been extremely fortunate in not losing someone but I’ve experienced something like that and I’ve watched it hurt people and I’ve watched what it can do to someone. I think it’s important to have redemption and hope and that’s what this movie is. We start off with something extremely tragic but then throughout the move you do see redemption. Whether it’s right or wrong how he went about it, it was the way Billy’s character needed to go through it.