VANESSA Hudgens hopes her role in Sucker Punch will help her put her High School Musical past behind her.
The 22-year-old actress plays Blondie in the new asylum-set fantasy action film and she is confident the gun-toting part will allow people to see her as more than just Gabriella from the Disney trilogy.
“I auditioned for the role several times,” Vanessa said. “It was a bit of a challenge for a second because people could only see me as the girl that randomly broke into song and dance. But I heard about this movie and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I think as long as I put the work in, people will give me the chance.”
The young starlet — who recently split from her High School Musical costar boyfriend Zac Efron – loved filming Sucker Punch because her character gets to kick so much butt.
“She’s a really fun character,” she added. “She is in this crazy world as well. She starts out as kind of a follower, but it’s fun, because I feel like in a lot of my sequences she becomes a total bad-a*s, which is why it’s kind of funny because, like the blonde hair, it’s a complete difference.”
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