Vanessa Hudgens, like her character Lindy, knows the true meaning of beauty.
The 22-year-old actress opened up to USA Today about her new flick, keeping her head on straight and chopping her hair. Check it:
On remaining grounded: “”I had my family to keep me grounded. I’m so close to my mom and dad. Their world doesn’t revolve around Hollywood. I also had friends to grow with, like Ashley [Tisdale] and Zac [Efron]. We all went on this journey together and had each other to fall back on. You’ve got to have your friends to keep your head on straight.”
On her vision of beauty in Hollywood: “”It used to always be about the big blond hair and the big blue eyes. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the idea of the classic beauty is changing. I’m blessed to have so many different ethnicities. I’m a chameleon, and that’s given me great opportunities.”
On moving past her former Disney image: “I cut off about a foot of my hair, so it’s harder now. With two movies coming out this month, I want to give people the opportunity to truly see me differently. Now I have a new sense of confidence. I don’t have a mane to hide behind..”
On the message of Beastly: “I’m a big fan of the Disney animated movie. I wanted to be Belle. What girl wouldn’t want to be a princess and find a guy who she can call her own and who transforms into a handsome prince? And I really like the message: ‘Never judge a book by its cover. Looks aren’t everything.’ They may seem like everything, especially in high school, but it’s amazing how it’s so not that.”
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