Before Selena Gomez soared to stardom with her role in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, she was just a local Texas girl who Robert Rodriguez decided to cast in his first Spy Kids film.
Talking with the original Spy Kids actors Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, director Robert Rodriguez dished on casting little Selenita for a role in the first film of the franchise.
“She was really young—she was probably too young—but I just thought she was so cute,” Rdoriguez said. “She had this cute face and I thought she would be perfect as the rich girl who owns the whole park.”
Watch the cute clip of a very young Selena Gomez playing the well-off child of the owners of a water park below: