Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens are on the fast track to shedding their innocent Disney images - starting with Harmony Korine's latest film, Spring Breakers. In the film's latest poster, the pair are joined by their other bikini-clad co-stars Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine (Harmony's wife) while James Franco towers over them with a gun pointing at the viewer.
Spring Breakers hits theaters - appropriately - this Spring.
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Vanessa Hudgens never wants to film a sex scene again.
The actress took part in an onscreen threesome with Ashley Benson and James Franco in Spring Breakers and admitted it was so stressful, she never wants to do it again: "It was very nerve-racking for me. I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again."
However, Vanessa has previously admitted she jumped at the chance to take on the role of college student Candy, who is forced into working for a drug dealer after he bails her and four friends out of jail for robbing a restaurant, in order to move away from her squeaky clean image after High School Musical. "I'm really proud of the movie. I feel like it's a breed of its own, it's a movie unlike any other and it's very fresh and fun and exciting. I feel like it's a great take on our youth culture right now. For a while I was kind of struggling and fighting for these roles that I just desperately wanted. It was hard and it was a struggle, but then again life is always a struggle. Having a career will always be a struggle. You'll always have to fight for what you want. Definitely crossing over and being able to tackle these grittier parts was a challenge, but I feel like I've done it! It's a whole new chapter!" she said.
Vanessa Hudgens was desperate to take on "grittier" roles after shooting the High School Musical films. The actress shot to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the Disney trilogy, but by the time she'd finished the third installment she was ready to ditch her squeaky clean alter-ego.
"For a while I was kind of struggling and fighting for these roles that I just desperately wanted. It was hard and it was a struggle, but then again life is always a struggle. Having a career will always be a struggle. You'll always have to fight for what you want. Definitely crossing over and being able to tackle these grittier parts was a challenge, but I feel like I've done it! It's a whole new chapter!" she said, speaking in an interview with Untitled.
Although she wanted a new challenge, Vanessa - who dated her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron until December 2010 - insists making the children's films was an "incredible" experience for which she will always be grateful for.
Vanessa Hudgens is looking forward to seeing High School Musical spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.
The 21-year-old star admits she would not be going back to the musical franchise for a long-term role, but would make a cameo in the Ashley Tisdale-led movie if asked.
“If she’s like, ‘Hey!’ I’d be like, ‘OK!’, Well, she’s my best, best friend. I don’t know. I’m stoked for her and it’s going to be awesome. Kids love Sharpay and I did love Sharpay too, her costumes and her clothes and everything. It’s so much fun, so I’m really glad she’s doing it.”
Discussing the possibility of her character Gabriella Montez making a comeback, Vanessa told MTV News, “I don’t think my character has as many fun costumes as she does. So it’s not worth it.”
Shooting on Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure is due to begin this summer with a premiere in 2011.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options today:
- Armored: DVD, Blu-ray
- Astro Boy: DVD, Blu-ray
- Bandslam: DVD, Blu-ray
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: DVD, Blu-ray
- Broken Embraces: DVD, Blu-ray
- Did You Hear About the Morgans?: DVD, Blu-ray
- Dillinger is Dead: DVD
- The Fourth Kind: DVD, Blu-ray
- Ninja Assassin: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Princess and the Frog: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon: DVD, Blu-ray
- Under Great White Northern Lights: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
- Wonderful World: DVD, Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Zach Galifianakis: The Hangover scene stealer has been invited to have Dinner for Schmucks. The comedy focuses on the “most pathetic” person to ever be included in a weekly dinner. Galifianakis will sit alongside Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in this Jay Roach-directed film.
After a year away from live Oscars coverage, I’m thrilled to be back for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Even though Dark Knight‘s snub will probably keep a number of viewers away (how many can honestly say they’ve seen The Reader?), I’m eagerly anticipating several moments from this evening’s broadcast.
Will Heath Ledger’s family bring the house to tears? Is Mickey Rourke going to make the producers wince? Will the cameras pan to Brangelina after Jennifer Aniston’s presentation? Are Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron really (really?) going to do a song and dance number?
To find out if this will be the year of the Slumdog or the underdog, stay tuned here for the live results!
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Adaptation, Drama, Horror, Music, Period, Religious, Sequels, Comedy, Home Entertainment, Lists
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- 21 Grams: Blu-ray
- Body of Lies: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Butterfly Effect: Blu-ray
- Changeling: DVD, Blu-ray
- Choke: DVD
- Cold Mountain: Blu-ray
- The Constant Gardener: Blu-ray
- Flash of Genius: DVD
- Freddy vs. Jason: Blu-ray
- Good Will Hunting: Blu-ray
- High School Musical 3: DVD, Blu-ray
- Hounddog: DVD, Blu-ray
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Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for the Twilight movie series, was cornered by People magazine at the recent Annual Directors Guild of America Awards…and she offered up a few tidbits on the casting for the upcoming New Moon movie.
“Taylor Lautner will be back as Jacob Black. I can tell you the original cast will all be coming back,” Rosenberg told reporters. She also offered some insight into the gossip that links Vanessa Hudgens with the film series. “I had heard Vanessa Hudgens was going up for the part of Leah,” she stated. Leah Clearwater is a werewolf in the books. “But at the moment, the part of Leah doesn’t happen until the third movie,” Rosenberg added.
The writer is also very pleased with New Moon director Chris Weitz, saying that CGI animals “will be a big part of New Moon. I’m delighted we have someone who’s so expert at that.”
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UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly says reports about any auditions are completely false.
Now that Taylor Lautner’s job has been secured, let’s move on to the next piece of New Moon casting buzz.
According to Twilight star Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen), High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens is working to get a role in a new franchise. Greene confirmed to MTV that the 20-year-old has already auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater, New Moon‘s disgruntled and heartbroken female werewolf.
What do you think of this possibility? Do you think Vanessa has the ability to sink her teeth into this role? Or should Gabriella Montez focus on her college years?
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