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Selena Gomez remembers meeting Demi Lovato at audition for Barney And Friends

Selena Gomez said she will “never forget” meeting Demi Lovato at their first Barney And Friends audition.

The 29-year-old star was one of approximately 1,400 children who took part in an open call for a role on the classic children’s TV show, and she and Demi, 29, were two who made the final move.

In an interview with The Hollywood ReporterIn the Awards Chatter podcast, the Look at Her Now singer explained, “Out of all those kids, they picked seven, and I happened to be one of them.”

Never Forgotten: Selena Gomez said she'll

Never Forgotten: Selena Gomez said she’ll “never forget” Demi Lovato at their first “Barney and Friends” audition. The two future stars lined up next to each other at the open call

Castmates: The two 29-year-olds were castmates on the classic kids show starring purple dinosaur Barney from 2002 to 2004. They defeated 1,400 others to win parts as seven new cast members

Castmates: The two 29-year-olds were castmates on the classic kids show starring purple dinosaur Barney from 2002 to 2004. They defeated 1,400 others to win parts as seven new cast members

“The wildest part of that story,” she added, “is that she was actually the girl standing in front of me. I remember she had a red bow on, I’ll never forget it… I was just thinking about her,” Gomez added.

“After we got the part, we didn’t know if the other one had it too. And we had this kind of mini reunion when we met.’

The two stars, who accompanied the purple dinosaur on his small screen adventures from 2002 to 2004, have drifted apart over the years, with Demi previously admitting that although the two continued to support each other, they were “not friends.” to be.

Magic: After leaving the kids' show, the Ice Cream singer was a standout on the Disney channel show Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007-2012.  Seen here with co-star Jennifer Stone

Magic: After leaving the kids’ show, the Ice Cream singer was a standout on the Disney channel show Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007-2012. Seen here with co-star Jennifer Stone

Launch Pad: The Disney show served as the launch pad for Selena's music career.  In 2009 she released her first single Falling Down

Launch Pad: The Disney show served as the launch pad for Selena’s music career. In 2009 she released her first single Falling Down

In 2020, the confident singer, who uses the pronouns she/them, said: “When you grow up with someone, you will always love that person… I will always love her and I wish everyone nothing but the best.”

After leaving Texas-based Barney, Selena moved to Los Angeles and starred in Disney Channel’s Wizards Of Waverley Place from 2007 to 2012.

Using her popularity from the show to launch her singing career, she released her first single Falling Down in 2009 with the band The Scene.

Sleuth: The busy actress stars as amateur sleuth Mabel Mora in the hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building.  Season two debuts on June 28th

Sleuth: The busy actress stars as amateur sleuth Mabel Mora in the hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building. Season two debuts on June 28th

Fans can see Selena in season two of her hit comedy Only Murders in the Building, when it debuts on Hulu on June 28.

The Millennial admitted she learned a lot from her co-stars Martin Short, 72, and Steve Martin, 76, especially when it comes to her “expectation for a man.”

“Being around two grown gentlemen—because they are, they’re really sweet and nice and sometimes hilarious and inappropriate and it’s the best—I’ve learned so much.”

Learned a lot: The millennial admitted she learned a lot from her co-stars Martin Short, 72, and Steve Martin, 76, especially when it comes to her

Learned a lot: The millennial admitted she learned a lot from her co-stars Martin Short, 72, and Steve Martin, 76, especially when it comes to her “expectation for a man”

Gentlemen: Selena describes his co-stars as 'gentlemen', who are very sweet and kind and sometimes hilarious and inappropriate', adding 'it's the best'

Gentlemen: Selena describes his co-stars as ‘gentlemen’, who are very sweet and kind and sometimes hilarious and inappropriate’, adding ‘it’s the best’

‘And my expectation of a man, to be honest, or a man, is to be as decent as these two people. They’ve been doing this longer than I have, and they’re the nicest people.”

She also teased the idea that her career as a TV sleuth might not be coming to an end anytime soon.

“I finished season two, I did my cooking show and now I’m in the studio until season three. So basically we’re just going to work on new music.’

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