Want to know the story? Wizards of Waverly PlaceAlex Russo,? Perhaps you don’t need to go any further. Only Murders are allowed in the Building character, Mabel.

Mabel seems to be an older Alex, in a sense.” Selena Gomez told Entertainment Weekly‘s The AwardistPodcast featuring her beloved characters. I loved being on the show.

Their similarities are obvious: they both reside in NYC, share a fab wardrobe, and are equally witty.

The Disney Channel, which stars the same actor, is actually starring. David Henrie Jake T. AustinSelena is very grateful to her mother for her acting talents. From 2007 to 2012, she worked with some “incredible” writers and directors in the industry while playing Alex, noting that former Friends writers, Gigi McCreery and Perry Rein, worked on the show.

“We got really lucky,” Selena said. “I still look back at that laugh at certain things just because I thought it was so fun, and we tried.”