Vanessa Hudgens Talks About Being Pigeonholed In Hollywood: “They Send Roles You’ve Just Done!”
Vanessa Hudgens is sexier than ever on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Flare. The 25-year-old actress rose to fame as a star of the popular High School Musical franchise and confesses that she has worked hard to be seen as more than just a Disney teen queen.
“They send you roles that you’ve just done, but I don’t want to do the same thing twice,” she explained of being pigeonholed in Hollywood. “I want the parts I gotta go out of my way for.”
But after taking on riskier roles as a prostitute in The Frozen Ground opposite 50 Cent and Nicolas Cage and later as bad girl working for James Franco in Spring Breakers, Hudgens was able to successfully change her image. “Now it’s adults, and not even those who have kids, who actually know me,” she says of her changing fan base. “It’s kinda cool because people my age are actually seeing my work and appreciating it.”
Hudgens thanks Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine for allowing her to grow as an artist. “The thing with Harmony Korine, the director of Spring Breakers, is you don’t know what you’re going to get,” says Hudgens. “There were moments when I was unsure how it was going to turn out, because nobody can see the project the way he’s seeing it through his eyes. It was just about trusting him and knowing he was going to make something really interesting and artistic and powerful.”
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