Selena Gomez could only look on as boyfriend Justin Bieber kissed a girl in his music video, now she’s getting some payback in her new movie, “Parental Guidance.” She was spotted on the set filming a tender moment with co-star Nat Wolff.
Gomez, 20, plays Nina Pennington, the love interest of Wolff’s character Ric Thibault. The two must cope with rock and roll super-stardom.
The offbeat coming-of-age comedy is closer to Selena’s teen comedy past in “The Wizards of Waverly Place” than she’d probably would like it to be. She says she’s been trying to land more mature roles.
Still, the light-hearted romp, based on an adaptation of Ric Browde’s 2000 novel “While I’m Dead … Feed the Dog,” has its edgier moments. After Thibault is tapped to open a concert for David Bowie, he encounters some Mafia hitmen, the nymphomaniac next door and a coterie of narcoleptic nuns, inept policemen, unscrupulous lawyers, buffoon reporters, huckster televangelists and greedy relatives.
But Ric’s one real desire is to make it with Nina. Filming yesterday in Sherman Oaks, Calif., it looks like Ric finally gets the girl. He was spotted kissing Gomez, who was dressed in a teenie-bopper candy-striper dress worn by hospital volunteers.
The dutiful Gomez is still paying attention to her main man. She and Justin were also spotted together on a date at The Laugh Factory, a Los Angeles comedy club.
Directed by Tim Garrick, the film also features Dylan McDermott and Cary Elwes.