Selena Gomez warns teens off Spring Breakers

Former Disney star reminds her young fans that, unlike Wizards of Waverly Place, the film is R-rated

Selena Gomez has warned her teen fanbase off seeing her new film 'Spring Breakers'.

Harmony Korine's explicit spring break film, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, James Franco and the director's wife Rachel Korine, is something of a departure for the former Disney star.

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Gomez... (fair left) warns fans about Spring Breakers (Copyright: Vertigo)

“There’s gonna be the intrigued pre-teens that are gonna want to sneak in and see the movie, and that’s obviously something I can’t control,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.

“[I can] definitely warn them as best I can, but the movie is rated R, and it’s kind of a given when you see the trailer that you should be old enough to see the movie.”

Adding whether she worried about her teen fans seeing the film, she said: “I don’t know. It’s interesting... At the end of the day, this is a film, this is a journey, this is an experience - and it’s a hell of an experience, ’cause you’re going through a crazy whirlwind, and Harmony’s vision and imagination is crazy and you can see it in this film.

“And in a way, I like that I can make people feel that. So whether you hate it or whether you love it or whether you laugh, or you think it’s creepy, we made you feel something, and I think that’s really cool. So as far as how I’m gonna see how they react, hopefully it will just be settling and they can think about it.”

Gomez, who commands an audience of 14.5 million on Twitter, came to prominence in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' on the Disney Channel, and later for being the girlfriend of Justin Bieber.

She stars as Faith, one of four girls who rob a restaurant in order to pay for their spring break, but then become entangled with a drugs and arms dealer, played by Franco.

Watch the trailer (contains some mild bad language):