Spring break forevaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!
The leading ladies of Harmony Korine's voyeuristic vacation romp "Spring Breakers"—including Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine—stopped by recently to talk all about their buzzy flick as part of Rated MTV: Movie Awards Edition, a six-week celebration of cinema leading up to this year's Movie Awards airing live, Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET.
The trio talked at length about working with the totally transformed James Franco, singing Britney Spears and so much more. Be sure to check it all out by clicking play on the video above!
While it's still under dispute which "Spring Breakers" starlet is the biggest Britney Spears stan (Selena's argument is a compelling one...), we do know one thing for sure: the pop tart's songbook gets a good look in the Harmony Korine-directed drama, with not one but two tunes ("...Baby One More Time" and "Everytime") making the cut. Which got us wondering: How well do Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine really know Britney's oeuvre?
We put the actresses to the test in our latest After Hours, asking them to finish that lyric. And not to spoil it or anything, but they performed admirably, with Selena even busting out a mini serenade at the end. Oops!... She Did It Again, amirite?
Click play on the video to watch the "Spring Breakers" get their Britney on.
From the few glimpses we've gotten of "Spring Breakers" in the days leading up to its March 22 wide release, you might have concluded that all four of its leading ladies came to the film as consummate partiers—girls for whom no level of intoxication, shenanigans or public nakedness could ever be too much! But according to Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson, this was actually the wildest party they've ever attended...and they're not really sure how they feel about it, either.
"Well, yeah, that's the craziest thing I've ever experienced," said Selena, who explained that neither she nor any of her co-stars had ever actually done the spring break thing. And for Ashley, mingling with real, actual college students on spring break was so mind-blowing that she kinda can't even articulate it.
AHEM. Yo, "From Justin to Kelly"? I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but "Spring Breakers" is the best spring break movie of all time.
OF ALL TIME!
So say we all, in the final 48 hours before Harmony Korine's candy-colored teenage dreamgirls come charging into theaters nationwide with bikinis on and handguns at the ready. And when we sat down with the cast to chat about their soon-to-be-released new project, MTV News' Josh Horowitz wanted to know: How did the four fine leading ladies of "Spring Breakers" prepare to capture the ultimate spring break experience on film?
According to Selena Gomez, the director had them doing their homework right up until the day of shooting.
Bikinis and big booties might be what it's all about, yo, but this year's biggest spring break destination isn't a beachside retreat: instead, a critical mass of the cast of "Spring Breakers" showed up at Austin's South by Southwest festival to party down, celebrate digital culture and take part in a fun panel discussion with fans and filmmakers.
Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and James Franco joined director Harmony Korine at the Texas to-do, where they posed for pictures and answered questions about the soon-to-be-released movie.
If we didn't know better, we'd think Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson were on their own (early) extended spring break. After all, the starlets have made stops in Paris and Berlin this week to promote their upcoming "Spring Breakers," and now they've landed in Madrid to continue the worldwide publicity tour, posing for a slew of promotional pics. (In which, it should be noted, Ashley once again opted for a decolletage-baring black dress. Hey, if you find a look that works...)
In case you missed it, the leading ladies' co-star James Franco penned a piece for MTV New yesterday in which he revealed the inspiration for his gritty, grungy character Alien, who snares the breakers in his own tangled web. Be sure to check it out!
Oh la la! "Spring Breakers" Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine traded in their belly-baring bikinis for captivating couture last night to premiere their dark drama at Paris' Le Grand Rex.
From Selena's cerulean Gucci to Vanessa's poofy pink Rafael Cennamo, the lovely leading ladies left the beach behind and turned up the glam for the French fete, and we loved it!
A few months ago, Selena Gomez gave a red-carpet interview in which she gleefully warned us that her next project, the coming-this-March movie "Spring Breakers," was gonna shock the bejeezus out of everyone who knew her strictly as a Disney-Channel teen sensation. And after today's EXCLUSIVE debut of the film's first trailer on MTV News...uh, yeah, our bejeezus has left the building. This is a side of Selena we've never seen before: dangerously sexy, seriously unbalanced, and bored to the point of violence. Check out the trailer and let your eyes pop, yo.
There's so much going on here, from the bikini quartet (including Selena plus co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine), to the smash-cut violence, to a palette that's all candy-colored bathing suits and trashy neon lights, to James Franco's grill. Let's just say that again: JAMES FRANCO'S GRILL. (Also, his panhandle accent is either the most brilliant or most revolting thing we've ever heard. Maybe both.) Add in a heavy dubstep soundtrack and a "Field-of-Dreams"-esque whisper—"Spring break!"—and you've got the promise of a movie that's gritty, seductive, and out-of-control; it's no wonder that the leading ladies all described their on-set experience as raw and boundary-pushing. By the end of the trailer, "Spring break forever!" sounds less like a battle cry than a life sentence.
We're just one day away from our exclusive online and on-air premiere of the trailer for "Spring Breakers," and what better way to continue the countdown than with a shiny new photo of the lovely "Breakers" in question?
Behold, an EXCLUSIVE still of the film's four beautiful bikini-clad stars Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine. Now, even though the girls seem to be happy and mugging for the camera here, this photo was taken from a scene in which our leading ladies find themselves tossed in a jail cell after a particularly long day and night of partying. And if you're thinking you've seen these bikinis before, you have. The starlets spend a decent portion of the movie in those swimsuits. (Must have made it easy for the wardrobe department, huh?)
Word has it that the girls of "Spring Breakers" spend most of their upcoming movie running around in bikinis and sneakers—not exactly haute couture, to be sure. But after seeing the film's leading ladies at last night's premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it's safe to say that their on-set costumes haven't damaged their off-screen style sense!
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine went for long gowns and old Hollywood glitz as they struck pretty poses on the red carpet... with nary a string bottom in sight.