Vaness Hudgens Desperate For a Fresh Start! Actress Vanessa Hudgens Wants to Put High School Musical Behind Her

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vanessa HudgensVANESSA 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.”