Selena Gomez opens up about landing her role in Only Murders in the Building

Just days before the second season of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building debuts, Selena Gomez is opening up about her character.

The 29-year-old actress stars alongside comedy legends Steve Martin, 76, and Martin Short, 72 in the series, which returns for Season 2 on June 28.

The actress spoke with the Awards Chatter podcast, where she revealed that her character was originally envisioned as a male.

Martin co-created the series with John Hoffman, though landing Short was essential to getting Martin to come aboard as a star.

‘My understanding is that Steve said he wouldn’t be in it unless Marty was in it,’ Gomez began.

She added, ‘They tell people all the time, “I guess we didn’t really know what to expect, someone coming in who’s younger.”

‘But I couldn’t have been luckier because they called me. I talked to everyone for a while and I just told them all about my fascination with the true crime. It happened and I can’t picture the show with three men,’ she added.