Vanessa Hudgens is best known for her Disney association thanks to High School Musical, but nobody can say she's not trying her best to change that. Hudgens has been choosing an increasingly diverse set of movie roles, from this year's Spring Breakers to the upcoming Gimme Shelter.
Hudgens covers the latest issue of Flare Magazine, and discusses the way her careers and fans have changed. When the topic comes to her career and the change in her roles, she explains, "They send you roles that you’ve just done, but I don’t want to do the same thing twice. I want the parts I gotta go out of my way for.”
She also adds that her fan base has now developed past teenagers, largely due to these new roles. She explains, "Now it’s adults, and not even those who have kids, who actually know me. It’s kinda cool because people my age are actually seeing my work and appreciating it.”
Spring Breakers became a surprise hit when it came out earlier this year, and it definitely helped Hudgens' fan base expand. She also has the horror comedy 'Kitchen Sink' coming out next year from Sony, which is getting great buzz for her performance and a fantastically hilarious script.
In the end, it really depends on how far she's willing to push for her roles. There is a lot of competition among actresses in her age group, especially when you have the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone dominating most of the sought-after roles. Do you guys think Vanessa Hudgens has what it takes to stay in Hollywood long-term?