The 17-year-old actress stopped by ET's Burbank, California studios on Wednesday to dish on her new album, the upcoming Halloween episode of her Disney Channel show, Girl Meets World, and what she loves about Gomez.
Among the list of former Disney stars, the teen says she relates to Gomez the most. As a recording artist, Carpenter admires the way that 24-year-old Gomez has balanced music and acting.
"I think she's done a great job with that," Carpenter told ET's Katie Krause. "She's also just very class and beautiful, so I respect her a lot."
Like Gomez, Carpenter has a hand in writing her own music. In fact, she penned nearly every track on her sophomore LP, EVOLution, which debuts on Oct. 14.
"There's so many things that I've gone through that I want to share because there's other teenagers that are going through the same things, or will go through the same things," Carpenter said.
She may be just a teenager, but Carpenter works as hard as most adults. Besides releasing a new album, she will kick off her sold-out EVOLution tour in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 18.
As for the Halloween edition of Girl Meets World, fans can expect a departure from previous seasons. The episode will show what life would be like if Carpenter's character, Maya Hart, and her bestie, Riley Matthews, were never friends.
"Instead of doing what we usually do which is kind of telling a couple of different spooky stories, we kind of did this [alternate] universe of what it would be like if we never met and how different we would all be," she explained. "Maya would just be this punk chick that doesn't give anybody any time and Riley is just over the moon, just like too happy for anyone's comfort. It's a really interesting episode, I'm excited for everyone to see it."
The Girl Meets World Halloween episode airs this Friday at 8 p.m.