Nat Wolff Reveals What It Was Like 'Behaving Badly' With Selena Gomez

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Nat Wolff actually couldn't be behaving any better when it comes to his career.

What a year! After appearing in Stuck in Love, Palo Alto and The Fault in Our Stars, Nat is now starring in Behaving Badly alongside one of our favorites, Selena Gomez. We got some one-on-one time with the 19-year-old to find out what it was like working on the comedy with his most famous co-star yet.

C: What about the movie or your character Rick intrigued you?
NW: "I loved the script. I got it about six months before doing the movie. I just thought it was so funny. And it was only after I read the script that I found out Selena was going to do it. I've always loved Selena and heard great things, so it was just an added excitement and bonus."

C: Had you ever met or worked with Selena before?
NW: "I met her a couple times. We were both on shows when we were younger, and we would go the same kinds of events. I was a big fan - I worked with James Franco [on Palo Alto] and he said all these great things about her. She turned out to be a great actress."

C: What would you say was the most surprising thing about her?
NW: "I never worked with somebody who's that famous before. It is hard on your life and she deals with it really well. She deals with it with a lot of grace, it's easy to be a jerk and she isn't."

C: Filming a movie can't be easy, what was the most challenging part of it?
NW: "It was a really long crazy shoot. The most challenging part was that every day was such a wild experience - trying to stay in the 'real world' when all the wildness is around you."

C: We've seen you in a wide range of roles, how do you decide which ones to pursue?
NW: "Every character is different. Before I do anything, I like to think, 'How is this character like me and not like me?' There's no point in leaving one-hundred percent of yourself out of it. It's fun to push yourself to different areas that you don't let yourself go to in real life."

C: Was there a specific actor or movie that inspired you to be an actor?
NW: "I loved watching Kramer vs. Kramer with Dustin Hoffman when I was 12. Watching Mickey Rourke in Diner was huge and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver."

C: What's the best career advice you've received?
NW: "I get advice from my parents about my music and acting, which is basically just to focus on the work. The rest of it is ancillary and it could be wonderful, but at the end of the day it's just unimportant. The most important thing to focus on is being the best actor and musician you can be."

Behaving Badly is out in theaters on August 8.

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