Actress Vanessa Hudgens rose to stardom in the High School Musical movies and the talented star has not looked back since, going on to give us some impressive performances in some interesting projects since. Next up for Vanessa Hudgens is the Broadway production Gigi, which will see Vanessa in the lead role and, while some people have questioned the casting, Heidi Thomas spoken out to praise the actress.
Thomas explained, "She’s amazing. I had a week in New York doing lots of casting, looking at all the leading roles and the ensemble. Rumor had it on the day before I was due to depart that Vanessa Hudgens’s people had seen our script and had expressed an interest in the role for her. She wanted to come in and meet us. It was going to happen the next day, Friday morning, when I was flying back."
She added, "When I got off the airplane in London, there were so many texts from the team: “Oh my God, Vanessa was amazing, she’s the real deal.” That girl has an aura about her only a real star has, but she’s actually very sweet and humble. She sits on the floor with the ensemble, changes her shoes, her tights, everything. I think she is a worthy successor to Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron in this role."
For those of you who are looking forward to seeing Vanessa Hudgens working the stage in Gigi, you do not have to wait too much longer, as the project is set to open at the Eisenhower Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C., running from January 16 until February 12, before the show then hits New York. We cannot wait to see just how good Vanessa really is.