'Spring Breakers' Stars: We Ate Fast Food to Prep For Those Bikini Scenes

03/18/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson Spring BreakersDee Cercone/Everett

Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez (at left, with James Franco) all agree on one thing about their Spring Breakers experience: They never want to see those bikinis again.

Hudgens had already told us she wanted to burn hers, and at the film’s L.A. premiere, her costars concurred.

“I was over the orange top and the green little bottoms. It was a pain, actually!” Gomez says of her ill-fitting suit. And Benson agreed that she’d send her bathing suit straight to the incinerator — though it wasn’t because she had to starve herself to wear it.

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“I trained, worked out and went on a clean diet for a month,” Benson says of her pre-film routine. “And then I get there and [director Harmony Korine] is like, ‘You guys need to gain weight.’ And I’m like ‘Oh my God, I just spent all this money on a trainer. I did a complete diet and now you want me to eat Taco Bell?!’ I love eating anyway, so it’s fine!”

And Benson says Gomez was her partner in crime to load up on greasy eats during the filming. “I love fast food. It’s so bad, and [Selena] brings it out in me. Always at McDonald’s,” she shares. “I never go to McDonald’s, but every time I’m with Selena, she makes me eat so bad. But it’s so good, I love it!”

Tell us: Are you going to check out ‘Spring Breakers’? And can you believe the stars got ready for the shoot with fast food?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Melody Chiu

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carlosavs7 on

Reblogged this on carlosavs7.

rebecca on

this doesnt even make sense?

Emily on

Wow, must be SO rough to have to gain weight *note sarcasm*

michele on

The title of this is just irresponsible journalism – it suggests that the actresses didn’t diet when they did. I saw the movie when it premiered at TIFF and they were quite thin in it – so I can’t imagine how thin they must have been BEFORE they gained all this ‘weight.’ Titles like this give girls unrealistic expectations – I know because I treat them for body dissatisfaction and eating disorders at a children’s hospital!

R2D2 on

So, their usual Hollywood “look hot” routine gives the opposite results of what people will find hot at spring break? Yeah, that’s because people prefer curves to bones. Obviously eating fast food isn’t what “hot” spring break people normally eat, it’s what uber skinny need to eat to quickly get into normal form.

melissa on

nice to see these girls are a little bit normal

what on

They probably had one burger… no way they eat taco bell

Abdullh on

Although Diar spacing and the departure of a lifetime. Have Heart prisoner

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