Gomez is cast as Mavis, Dracula’s 126-year-old granddaughter Mavis and portrays a vampire in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
The movies see Mavis surprise Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it’s Mavis’ turn to play the overprotective parent, keeping her dad and Ericka apart. Little do they know that his “too good to be true” love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.
The third installment has an all-star cast including Adam Samberg, Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation director Genndy Tartakovsky has praised Selena Gomez and said working with her was “easy” and said the actress is “grounded”.
Selena Gomez attended the daytime film premiere of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in Los Angeles on Saturday, the fun-filled premiere marks her first movie premiere in two and a half years.
“Selena is great. The best thing about her is that she’s very honest.“She’s very sincere and truthful and that usually comes out in her performance. It’s always very comfortable, she’s very grounded for as big a star as she is. She’s just like anybody.”
Tartakovsky said working with them was “easy”, adding: “They are all professionals. They are all super funny so the pressure is on us to give them the right material and then they just kill it.”
Asked about what fans can expect from the film, Tartakovsky said: “It’s a big, gigantic comedic spectacular. We get out of the hotel and see more of the monster side of things.”
Molly Shannon who plays Wanda the werewolf in Hotel Transylvania said the film appeals to parents and children adding “I would say they really made the comedy great for adults so it’s for adults and kids. The jokes are relatable for both moms and dads and kids, and who doesn’t enjoy a family movie?
“This is the monsters going on vacation. They are going on a cruise ship, they are going to get a moontan, they are going to play volleyball and they are going to fall in love.
“It’s fun, fresh and new.”
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is released in the UK on July 27.