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Vanessa Hudgens: ‘Gimme Shelter’ Wrecked Me

Vanessa Hudgens in 'Gimme Shelter'Vanessa Hudgens was a "complete disaster" after filming Gimme Shelter.

The 25-year-old actress' friends were left "concerned" for her when she wrapped the movie because she had immersed herself so much into the role of homeless pregnant teenager Apple, she had lost her sense of self and was in "a bit of a mess."

"I didn't really know who I was - Vanessa was gone. I came home and I was a complete disaster. My best friend is still so concerned about me when she thinks about that day because I was just a bit of a mess. I wasn't really comfortable in social situations and my self-esteem was super low 'cause I had no hair and I had put on all this weight, so physically I didn't feel attractive. And I was single."

However, Vanessa had an easy way to feel herself again. When asked what she did to return to herself, she told Flare magazine, "Extensions! Instant confidence boost!"

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Vanessa Hudgens Injured on ‘Gimme Shelter’ Set

Vanessa Hudgens on the set of 'Gimme Shelter'Vanessa Hudgens popped the blood vessels in her face while filming a scene where she goes in labor.

The 24-year-old star, who plays a teenage mother Apple Bailey in her forthcoming film Gimmie Shelter, felt both physically and mentally exhausted when she was in character. "Probably the most physical and emotionally draining scene was my birthing scene. I've never shot a birthing scene and I ended up popping blood vessels in my face," she told E! News.

Vanessa formed a strong connection with her alter ego and even found herself feeling strange when Apple's baby was taken away from her after they completed scenes for the movie. "It's odd, it really is. I mean, I totally had a connection with my baby - my movie baby - and I just had so much love for her but afterwards they call 'cut' and take the baby away and I'm just left there hanging," she explained.

The brunette beauty piled on the pounds for the part, but found it harder to lose weight afterwards, despite doing plenty of exercise: "Getting it off was the more difficult part. It was a lot of exercise... Just doing a lot of cardio, a lot of yoga and just really anything active."

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Gomez, Hudgens Strip Down for ‘Spring Breakers’ Poster

Spring Breakers

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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No More Sex Scenes for Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa HudgensVanessa 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 Ready for ‘Grittier’ Roles

Vanessa HudgensVanessa 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.

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Vanessa Hudgens Excited for High School Spin-Off

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale 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 -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.


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 16, 2010

New Moon DVDHere are some of the 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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Casting Corner: Zach Galifianakis, Connor Cruise and More

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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.

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The 2009 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

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The Oscars

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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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 17, 2009

Religulous DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

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