Selena Gomez confirms she'll be in Wizards Beyond Waverly Place

Selena Gomez will star in the first episode of 'Wizards Beyond Waverly Place' and admitted it "brings [her] to tears" to honour her showbiz beginnings.



Selena Gomez is returning to Waverly Place
Selena Gomez is returning to Waverly Place

Selena Gomez will star in the first episode of 'Wizards Beyond Waverly Place'.

The 31-year-old actress landed her first leading Disney Channel role when she played Alex Russo in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' - which aired for four seasons from 2007 and 2012 and sparked two spin-off movies - and not only is she moved to be executive producing the upcoming sequel series, she's thrilled to be returning to her alter ego too.

Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - which was guest hosted by her 'Only Murders in the Building' co-star Martin Short - she said: "I'm so excited.

"It's basically something you know I don't know about your life, you don't know about my life. It's a show that means a lot to me."

The 74-year-old presenter replied: "I know it does. Because you started out in that show. And also you're appearing on it, too?"

Selena confirmed: "Yes. I will be in the first episode. I'm executive producing it. It brings me to tears because that is the beginning of where I started. And to honour it in this way has truly been a blast, and I can't wait for people to see it."

The pair then joked about rebooting 'Only Murders In the Building' in years to come.

Yelling with just half his mouth, Martin - who plays Oliver Putnam - exclaimed: "Let's solve the crime!"

Laughing, Selena - who portrays Mabel Mara - said: "Let's do it however long you can make it."

Martin said: "I don't think I'd be in every episode, what do you think? Just occasionally. What does Oliver think?"

He then slumped back in his chair and silence before he added: "That's it."

Selena said: "This is my life every day."

Earlier in the interview, Martin had asked his guest who was his favourite between her and their 78-year-old co-star Steve Martin, who plays Charles Hayden-Savage.

She quipped: "I don't believe there are favourite olds.

"I love both of you for exactly who you are and where you are and what you've taught me. It's just great."