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Selena Gomez bemoans her youthful appearance

March 23, 2017 GMT

Selena Gomez thinks her youthful looks have restricted her acting career.

The 24-year-old beauty is one of the most recognisable women in the world - but Selena has admitted that her innocent appearance makes it tough for her to secure more mature on-screen roles.

She shared: “I could do any tomboy/teen princess movie in the world if I wanted to. I could do those for years. But I want to be a part of projects that have value, that really matter. And it’s really hard to do that.

“Sometimes I feel defeated. I’ll audition for a part that I feel very passionate about, meet with people, tell them I’m willing to go places. I think they think I won’t go there.”

Selena confessed she doesn’t see the landscape changing for her “anytime soon”.

She told the New York Times newspaper: “To be honest, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon for me. I think I look really young and image-wise, it’s difficult for people to grasp.”

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Earlier this week, meanwhile, Selena admitted her “addiction” to Instagram made her feel awful.

The brunette beauty explained that her infatuation with the photo-sharing website caused her to feel “like s**t” - even though she has 114 million followers.

She said: “As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to.

“I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like s**t when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”