Selena Gomez plays a tourist who is mistaken for royalty while traveling throughout Europe in the comedy Monte Carlo, and although the picture also stars Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, it’s the Disney Channel star who headlines the project.

During a press conference to promote the film, the 18-year-old explains why her most seminal summer came during the production of Monte Carlo. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gomez).

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Monte Carlo, co-starring Glee’s Cory Monteith and Andie MacDowell, opens Friday.

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