KEY POINTS

  • Selena Gomez said she finds it "difficult" to continue making music when she's not being taken seriously
  • She shared that she wants to give herself "a real shot at acting"
  • Gomez said she'll give music "one last try" before retiring and focusing on TV series and movies

Selena Gomez hinted that she's almost done with music and wants to give herself a chance to take another path.

The "Rare" singer graced the cover of Vogue, where she opened up about a wide variety of topics, including her career, politics, spirituality and more. Gomez, who is set to drop her first Spanish-language EP "Revelación" Friday, revealed that she has been considering quitting music to focus on acting and producing projects.

"It’s hard to keep doing music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously," the 28-year-old pop star told Vogue. "I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’ ‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough."

"I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music," she added.

When asked to explain her surprising revelation, Gomez winced and said, "I need to be careful." She then clarified that she wanted to spend more time producing and "give myself a real shot at acting."

Gomez has starred in several movies including "Another Cinderella Story" (2008), "Princess Protection Program" (2009), "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie" (2009), "Monte Carlo" (2011), "Spring Breakers" (2012), "The Fundamentals of Caring" (2016), "The Dead Don't Die" (2019) and "A Rainy Day in New York" (2019). She also served as executive producer of Netflix's TV series "13 Reasons Why" and "Living Undocumented."

As most fans know, she got her start on the children's show "Barney and Friends." Gomez also made guest appearances in Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "Hannah Montana" before being cast as the lead for "Wizards of Waverly Place."

In her Vogue cover story, the "Wolves" songstress also revealed that she has read Rick Warren's book "The Purpose Driven Life" three times. Gomez said she is "very, very spiritual," describing herself as someone who believes in God but is not religious.

She went on to say that though she doesn't want to talk about it too much, "I love being able to have my faith, and believe in what I believe in and that truly is what gets me though." Gomez shared that she felt closest to God when she was sickest. For her, it isn't necessary to believe to know that there's something above that's bigger than her.

As for her acting career, the pop star said that she has no idea what is next but is eager to prove herself.

"I haven’t even touched the surface of what I want to do," she continued. "The parts that I want are the ones I need help with. I can’t wait for the moment when a director can see that I’m capable of doing something that no one’s ever seen.”

Gomez has been singing professionally for over a decade. She started with Disney soundtrack songs in 2008. She and her former band debuted their studio album "Kiss & Tell" in 2009. In 2020, her "Lose You to Love Me" became a double-platinum hit, E! News reported.

Selena Gomez Selena Gomez is pictured on Jan. 11, 2020, in Westwood, California. Photo: Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic