The teen star talks about her crush on LaBeouf – and plans for a big-screen Wizards of Waverly Place

By Rennie Dyball
October 30, 2008 10:45 AM
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Now that High School Musical 3 is a big-screen hit, Selena Gomez wants to make some movie magic of her own.

The star of the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place – about a Manhattan family whose children have magical powers – says there are plans to turn the show into a movie.

We actually want to shoot here in New York, Gomez, 16, told MTV News. The plotline? “I think it would have to be that our [family’s] secret is about to be exposed.”

In the meantime, Gomez says her character will have her first boyfriend on the show’s upcoming second season. (In real life, Gomez is rumored to be dating Nick Jonas).

Still, if she had her way, Gomez would have another boyfriend on her show – her celebrity crush, Shia LaBeouf. “You’d think that as much as I promote it [he’d make an appearance],” she said. “I’m like, begging, but it’s not happening. I know I’m a nerd! Please, Shia, come on my show!”

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