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Selena Gomez Links ‘Only Murders’ and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Roles – Billboard

Alex Russo is back! Type of.

Only murders in the building Star Selena Gomez recently linked her character in the hit Hulu crime comedy to beloved Alex Russo, whom she portrayed in the Wizards of Waverly Place during his time on Disney Channel from 2007 to 2012.

“I feel like Mabel is an older version of Alex in a way,” Gomez said. Weekly entertainment‘s The Awardist Podcast. The Billboard 200 topper gushed: “I loved being on this show so much. I felt like I learned a lot. We actually had great writers – we had two writers who were on Friends – and we had an amazing director that we used for most of our seasons. We were really lucky. I still think about it and laugh at some things just because I thought it was so much fun.

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The second season of Only murders in the building debuted to rave reviews Tuesday on Hulu. Alongside comedy legends Martin Short and Steve Martin, Gomez feels like “their third amigo.” Gomez’s return to the small screen follows the 2020 release of his #1 album Rarewhich housed his first Billboard Hot 100 chart “Lose You to Love Me”, plus his 2021 Revelation EP, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart. She also earned her first Grammy nomination — in the category of Best Latin Pop Album — for the Spanish-language EP.

The “Look at Her Now” singer shared that she wanted to “take time for my true love, which is film and television” and that Only murders “It was just honestly a wonderful surprise…I really didn’t think it would look this good, but I’m really happy.”

Listen to his full interview below: