Selena Gomez’s Only Murders… Costar Martin Short Initially Wondered If She’d Be a ‘Pop Princess Nightmare’ (Exclusive)

Selena Gomez's 'Only Murders' Costar Martin Short Worried She'd Be a 'Pop Princess Nightmare
Selena Gomez and Martin Quick pose for a photograph on the Inaugural Uncommon Affect Fund Profit.Photograph:

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Martin Quick wasn’t initially certain how Selena Gomez can be as a costar, but it surely wasn’t lengthy in any respect earlier than he realized that working along with her was “fabulous” — from the “first second” they started on Solely Murders within the Constructing.

Talking with PEOPLE at Gomez’s inaugural Uncommon Affect Fund Profit on Wednesday evening, Quick, 73, opened up about how Gomez, 31, was something however the “pop princess nightmare” he feared.

“The primary day we shot, I had by no means met Selena. Due to COVID, we would solely Zoomed,” Quick recalled. “And I used to be driving to work and I assumed, I ponder what Selena’s could possibly be like? I imply, she could possibly be a nightmare. She could possibly be a pop princess nightmare.”

However, continued Quick, “Instantly — from the primary second we began to the make-up room — it was, like, fabulous.”

He added that Gomez is “all the time on time, all the time is aware of her traces. So good, so proficient, such a professional — it is fabulous.”

Selena Gomez's 'Only Murders' Costar Martin Short Worried She'd Be a 'Pop Princess Nightmare
Martin Quick and Selena Gomez pose for a photograph at Los Angeles’ El Capitan Theatre in 2022.


Quick, who stars as Oliver Putnam alongside Gomez and Steve Martin within the Hulu sequence, has since joined forces with the multi-hyphenate for 3 seasons of the present, which was simply renewed for a fourth.

And Quick made certain to help his good friend at her Hollywood profit, which Gomez hosted in an effort to lift funds for younger individuals’s psychological well being. The actor, who confirmed up in help as a result of “psychological well being is one thing that touches each member of the family,” additionally elaborated on the significance of somebody like Gomez utilizing her fame to make an influence.

“Effectively, that is what everybody with that sort of clout ought to do,” he says. “When you might have 440 million Instagram followers, you do not need to simply make it about your merch.”

 Selena Gomez attends a private screening of "Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me"

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Gomez herself additionally opened as much as PEOPLE on the profit for the fund, which her 10-year-old sister Gracie impressed the creation of.

“It’s my first time throwing one thing and I hate asking individuals for cash, so I do not know,” she mentioned when requested if she wished the Uncommon Affect Fund to be a part of her legacy. “It is like a bizarre idea, however I do know that we’re doing factor and I could not be extra fortunate to have the platform to do this.” 

The Solely Murders star additionally spoke about how she now not feels stress to succeed in sure achievements in her 30s.“Now that I am 30, I care much less, so it is really good,” she additionally shared. “I get to give attention to the issues that really matter and I am not frightened about issues that have been holding me again.”

Solely Murders‘ third season noticed the inclusion of massive names corresponding to Meryl Streep, Jesse Williams, Ashley Park and Paul Rudd, and showrunner John Hoffman beforehand informed The Hollywood Reporter that there’s “no larger hope” than having each Williams and Streep come again for extra motion in season 4.

“I imply, for God’s sakes, I might carry Paul again if we are able to,” he added. “Hear, I might carry everybody again, and which may occur. Victims, killers, they’re all capable of play within the panorama inside this type of sure narrative methods we are able to inform our tales.”

Solely Murders within the Constructing will be streamed in full on Hulu.

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