Selena Gomez Says Her Documentary Has Allowed Her To Make ‘Wonderful’ Connections With People  

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By Melissa Romualdi.

Ever since Selena Gomez released her documentary, she’s been having more meaningful interactions with fans.

“Now I have people coming up to me having real conversations with me and I appreciate that,” Gomez said during a special screening event of “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” on Wednesday. “I would much rather have a wonderful connection with someone other than just being a figure to take a picture with.”

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Selena Gomez attends the FYC screening and Q&A of the Apple Original Films “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” at The Metrograph in New York.
Selena Gomez attends the FYC screening and Q&A of the Apple Original Films “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” at The Metrograph in New York. — Photo: Dave Allocca/StarPix

The conversation, which took place in front of a live audience in New York City, was hosted by Academy Award-winning songwriting duo, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known for their work on “La La Land”, “The Greatest Showman” and, most recently, Apple Original Films’ holiday flick “Spirited”. Gomez was joined onstage by her documentary producer and director, Alek Keshishian, to discuss the making of the Apple Original Films.

Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, Selena Gomez and Alek Keshishian onstage at the FYC screening and Q&A of “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”.
Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, Selena Gomez and Alek Keshishian onstage at the FYC screening and Q&A of “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me”. — Photo: Dave Allocca/StarPix

“[Selena] loved the idea of someone else looking at her life and maybe making sense of it in a different way than she might’ve on her own,” Keshishian said of the uniquely raw and intimate documentary. “A lot of documentaries are really heavily produced by the celebrity. They have legitimacy, but if you trust somebody else to interpret and see your life and put it together in a meaningful way, I think Selena maybe knew that it might give her a new perspective.”

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Selena Gomez and Alek Keshishian attend the FYC screening and Q&A of the Apple Original Films “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” in New York.
Selena Gomez and Alek Keshishian attend the FYC screening and Q&A of the Apple Original Films “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” in New York. — Photo: Dave Allocca/StarPix

The filmmaker added that Gomez took “a great act of faith” in choosing him to helm the project and “maintain[ed] that faith.”

“She knew my heart which was to always try to convey the essence of the Selena I experienced which is remarkable.”

“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” is streaming globally on Apple TV+ .

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