Unlike Her ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Character, Selena Gomez Says She’s ‘Terrible’ at Solving Crimes

Sometimes, an actor in a show or a film will have skills similar to their character. Tom Cruise is well known for doing his own stunts, Keanu Reeves regularly practices martial arts, and Margot Robbie is an adept gymnast and even learned some pretty advanced figure skating. However, most of the time, an actor showing off specialized skills is simply acting. Selena Gomez found this out for herself recently: though she’s currently acting on a crime series and learning about crime for the role, when faced with a real crime to solve, she learned that it’s a lot harder than it looks! How did Gomez come to try her hand at detective work? And in what ways is she like her character?

Selena Gomez has a major role on ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Selena Gomez has had some pretty notable roles over the year, and as of 2021 she’s acting in a new comedy on Hulu: Only Murders in the Building. The show is a crime comedy, centered around fans of a true crime podcast who find themselves having to get involved with a case in their own lives. Though as of September 2021 only half of the episodes have been released, it’s already received a lot of praise for being both a funny parody of true crime media and an intriguing mystery.