Vanessa Hudgens has fun with feathers on the pink carpet premiere of Spring Breakers held at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Thursday night (March 14).
The 24-year-old actress wore a Naeem Khan dress with vintage Neil Lane jewelry.
Earlier in the day, Vanessa was spotted out and about taking a pilates class before heading back home to get ready for the carpet.
JJJ recently chatted with Vanessa about the film — check out our exclusive interview below!
JJJ: You and the Spring Breakers girls [Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, & Rachel Korine] just took Europe by storm. What is one of your favorite memories from the trip?
Vanessa Hudgens: “So many amazing memories! Probably driving past the Eiffel Tower. Me, Ashley, and Selena were all in a car together and it was Ashley’s first time in Paris, so we just took a ton of pictures and it was just one of those beautiful moments.”
(Click inside for more of our interview with Vanessa Hudgens, plus premiere pics…)
JJJ: Spring Breakers is obviously much different and more risque than your previous work. Were you nervous to take the risk?
VH: “I’m 24 now, and I’m an actor, and you want to be able to push yourself, play different characters, and grow. The only way you can grow is if you do something that you’ve never done before. This was an amazing opportunity and Harmony Korine is such an unbelievably incredible director, so I just jumped at the opportunity. I’m so proud of the girls and Harmony because it’s a really special movie.”
JJJ: Do you want to put the Disney star status behind you, or is it something you still cherish?
VH: “I’m so thankful for my years with Disney. I look back at them and they’re some of the fondest most beautiful life-changing moments. I hold those dear to my heart, I will never push them away.”
JJJ: You’ve tackled Rent in Los Angeles and dabbled in the 24 Hour Play here in New York, is Broadway in your future?
VH: “If the right play came along. It would have to be something that I’m ridiculously infatuated with because it’s a lot of hard work! I give those actors do much respect because so many hours are put into that.”
JJJ: DVF and Roxy are both great brands, what is it about them collaborating that made you want to be a part of the launch?
VH: “They’re amazing! Roxy is just so iconic for California living. It’s beachy, it’s effortless, it’s fun. And Diane von Furstenberg, I was just at her show and she’s unbelievable! Classic designer. Beautiful, amazing pieces. So I’m super excited for the collaboration because in summer you want to rock some amazing bathing suits and these are just incredible.”
JJJ: Aside from DVF and Roxy, who are some of your favorite designers/brands?
VH: “I’m so all over the place with my fashion. Some days I’ll wanna dress like super chic and minimal, and other days I’ll wanna layer as many necklaces as I can. For the carpet Jenny Packham is always amazing. Naeem Kahn I’ve been wearing a bunch of his dresses. There’s just so many amazing designers in the world!”
JJJ: What is the one accessory you cannot leave the house without?
VH: “Rings! I’m always wearing a bunch of rings. Or my little evil eye bracelet I always wear for protection. And my Cartier bracelet doesn’t come off so I never leave it!”
JJJ: What is something that’s important or stands out to you when picking out a red carpet look?
VH: “Just something that you’ll feel great in, and it doesn’t matter if someone may hate it or love it. If you feel great, that’s what counts!”