Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania

Kam Williams | 10/10/2012, 9:13 a.m.
Selena Gomez talks about her latest role as Dracula’s daughter in the animated adventure “Hotel Transylvania” ...

How did you become so altruistic at such a young age? Where did you get your inspiration to do so much to help make the world a better place?  

It’s always been important to my parents, and that’s where it came from. I was taught that no matter how little or how much we had, that it was important to give back. They always donated my clothes to shelters, and we’d always volunteer at soup kitchens on Thanksgiving. So, concern for the less fortunate has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember.  

Is there another pop icon whose career choices and level of success you’re trying to emulate or exceed?

There are a lot of people I look up to. But the person whose story has touched me the most is Katy Perry. She’s worked really hard to get to where she is, and it certainly didn’t happen overnight for her.

What was the last book you read?

“The 5 Love Languages.”

What was the last song you listened to?  

I’ve been listening to Frank  Ocean’s new album.

What is your favorite dish to cook?

Oh, I love Southern food, so any type of casserole.

Who is your favorite clothes designer?

For high, high-end fashion, it would have to be Marchesa.

If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?

For everyone to be nice.

What is your earliest childhood memory?

My first concert ever, with Britney Spears.

What key quality do you believe all successful people share?  


If you could meet anyone who has passed on, who would it be?

Marilyn Monroe.  

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

You have to love what you do. You really have to be passionate about it, and you can’t let anyone else get you down.

How do you want to be remembered?

For my work.