Vanessa Hudgens: Neil is Such An Actor's Director

Vanessa Hudgens: Neil is Such An Actor's Director

Vanessa Hudgens sings nothing but praise for her RENT director Neil Patrick Harris as she stops by to chat with ET during a break from rehearsals.

The 21-year-old actress shared about teaming back up with her Beastly costar, “I haven’t done musicals in such a long time. The fact that it was my friend and someone I could trust that was directing it, I couldn’t go wrong. He’s very eloquent and he’s such an actor’s director because obviously he was an actor before so he knows how to get his point across…He has such an amazing spirit about him that really gives light to everyone.”

And what did Neil have to say about casting Vanessa as Mimi? “When you’re thinking of small lists of people who can play roles and you look at Mimi Marquez. She’s a star of a show, supposed to be 19-years-old, with a darker complexion, who moves really well and sings great. Vanessa is like at the top of the list.”

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  • bruno

    love u nessa, ur so beutiful and talented! congrats for everything!

  • mike

    really cool show Vanessa seems really exited about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ehryle

    totally awesome!!! pretty & talented V :)

  • http://j cf

    her face when she talks of zac:) aaaw


    I love all the interviews, i wish them all well, and i love want she said, about Zac and want neil said about Vanessa, how talented Vanessa is, which we already new. I’m so proud, of Vanessa.

  • DIamond

    Vanessa is so gorgeous and it’s great her and neil are working well together and it was so nice what he said about her! And Especially what Vanessa said about Neil! I am glad she is doing this she is suppper talented love ya V! God Bless :)

  • vfan

    OMG! I am so excited, I cannot wait for this!
    Vanessa is going to be awesome. :)

  • xoxoJanexoxo

    aww Vanessa soo cute..everyone is going to do an awesome job! ♥

  • vfan

    why did they show zac’ s pic ( his sexy sexy pic ) on v’ s part ?

  • vfan

    @vfan: oops sorry i stole ur name i’ll change it .

  • danielle

    Ahhh Wayne Brady! I love him <3 Such a beautiful voice. And Vanessa is sooo sweet especially when she’s talking about Zac and she gets that giddy smile on her face it just makes your heart melt. It’s so great to hear Neil saying such wonderful things about her talent and seeming genuinely honoured to have her as Mimi. I really hope they tape it I would love to see it. Rent is one of my fav musicals!

  • zanessa/scashley

    Aw cool.. just by the little clip of singing, it looks like its going to be a really good show. The cast itself is amazing too !! Wayne Brady !! And Vanessa of course.. I wish I lived in Cali.. argh.

  • Vanessa/Zanessa Freak

    Vanessa always amaze me, And Neil is right no one could top the list but her, she truly is amazing and Zac said he wouldn’t miss it for the world :)

  • Fanny

    very excited of the show. She’s very talented <3

  • kami

    ♥ awesome. wish i could see rent. and neil is such a sweetie. ♥

  • gentry

    aww vanessa’s so cute
    i wish i can go see it :(

  • 333

    YAY RENT!! so proud of her!!!

  • W.S

    I just can’t stop loving her! :) <3


    soo cute when she talked about zac!!!

  • tatiana

    It was cute when Vanessa was talking about Zac at the end.awwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • kami

    my friend and i were planning to go see rent but now i can’t afford it. blew my budget on a short vacation already.

  • HsmZanessaFansite3

    aww I love Vanessa. she is gonna be great for this. I love how Neil speaks about Vanessa and everyone else speaks about Neil. wasn’t it cute of what she said about Zac and her face when she talked about him. It really shows that they are really in love.

    <3 Zanessa Forever <3

  • Anibal

    so excited!

  • Mac

    What did she say about zac?? I’m kinda having trouble gettin vidz to play :( I’m so happy 4 her n I hope the show is a success!!

  • roxana

    Vanessa is so cute when she talks about Zac…oh love is in the air! Neils seems to know what hes doing- so professional. im excited for rent. i wish i can go see it, but hopefully it’ll be taped to see it on youtube or dvd.

  • vanfan

    Vanessa is such a cutie!
    Love the her face when she talked about zac especially in the end.
    I CANNOT wait for Rent

  • Tiptoes

    I am so proud of Neil and the cast!

    Vanessa’s yeah is sweet …

  • Unbelievable

    Things look like they are really coming together for this and NPH seems like the perfect director for rent. Vanessa looks confident and ready to go and I know she will do great

  • Nwamak

    OMG vanessa is gonna do great !
    She’s too short though xP !! Haha!
    Love You Vanessa <3

  • 333

    sooooooooo cute <3

  • 333

    she looks adorable <3

  • 333

    this cast is awesome!

  • 333

    awesome voices

  • 333

    cant wait!!

  • Loz

    Can’t see the video, I’m on my phone. Youtube anyone? (:

  • nathalia

    I loved what nph talks about vanessa

  • yets

    Go vanessa were praying for you.

  • joceelyynn

    “and supportive and yeah” AAAAWWW zanessaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • blairr

    she looks soo OVER THE MOON happy;)
    haha couldn’t help
    but she really does looks genuinely excited, like a kid in a candy store!
    same expression when she speaks of zac

  • annie1st

    yay, love you nessa, she always look cute, cant wait to see mimi

  • BabiiVFanForeva

    I’m getting soooooo excited for this!!! …and I’m not even able to go…but omgsh so excited!!! I know these shows don’t usually go to DVD …but if only for this one time they do it….just pretty please…like share this with the rest of the world who can’t fly into LA to see it…

  • Katty

    I am glad to know that Neil is handling this so well and working so well with the actors and it just seems like they are all very confident and excited to be doing this. That is how it is supposed to be. They are in great hand with NPH.

    V’s face was adorable when she was talking about Zac. They truly respect each other, and support each other, and understand each other. It’s heartwarming to see them together after all these years. You know he will definitely be at the RENT show with bells on, haha.

    I hope we get pix of them all in character and costume and such. I bet V is going to blow everyone away.

  • kyle

    I hope fans of Vanessa in LA will go and watch Rent. It will be money wisely spent. I’ve seen the play before and it was really nice but I’m going to watch it again this time with Vanessa on it.

  • Boji

    She is so adorably cute, spontaneous and animated in her interviews, just gotta love her. And I must say she looks real fresh and pretty with minimalist makeup. Her youth shines through.

  • birdie

    What a nice compliment from Neil. This cast looks and sounds so amazing. I can’t wait for this weekend.

  • daniel

    RENT¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ vanessa rocks

  • Joochi

    Oh Man! I’m going to get to see my favorite people on Saturday, Vanessa, Nicole & Wayne Brady I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about going to the show, It’ll be my first time seeing Vanessa in person so I’ll be so nervous for them and I’ll be enjoying the performance.

  • mykamicks

    I love NPH during his litte genius doctor days. Much more than at present. He’s a real actor & performer. Above all a genius of assembling talents & giving a chance in the likes of Vanessa, Nicole and the rest in the stage play. On the 6th of August, hollywood wll be surprise seeing a bunch & flowing of talents. Good luck to the cast of RENT.

    I love Nessa’s interview, so charming while replying with those questions about Zac.

  • AddictedtoV

    wow i love vanessa and nicole bcoz they have in common both half FILIPINO they’re both in RENT what an amazing show for sure… love it!

  • http://zefronftw zefronftw

    @vfan: because they asked vanessa about zac …

>>>>>>> staging1