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Vanessa Hudgens 'Had a Meltdown' Before Final 'High School Musical' Audition Because of Zac Efron

Vanessa Hudgens 'Had a Meltdown' Before Final 'High School Musical' Audition Because of Zac Efron

High School Musical just celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary on Wednesday (January 20)!

The mega-hit Disney Channel musical first premiered on January 20, 2006, to massive success.

The movie spawned two sequels, a spinoff movie, and a spinoff series on Disney+, as well as a musical stage production that has been performed all across the world!

To celebrate the anniversary, some of the cast and crew opened up about the phenomenon, including before the film was made.

Casting director Natalie Hart dished on the casting process, which ultimately led to Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens being cast as Troy and Gabriella.

“When we first met Zac, we felt he had the quality of what we’d call a matinee idol. He was stunning, but he wasn’t cocky, which isn’t something you’d find in young people,” Natalie told Variety. “He had an accessibility. We knew he had the capability of being a leading man.”

Zac and Vanessa, who eventually ended up dating for years (known as Zanessa), were paired up for the final callback and Disney execs knew that there was no doubt that they were it.

“It’s easy to say in hindsight. But when they auditioned together, it was clear. It wasn’t even a close call,” Disney Channel president Gary Marsh said. “We saw the chemistry between them, and we were sold.”

Natalie even dished that Vanessa was nervous about auditioning with Zac.

“She was so smitten. She said, ‘He’s too cute. I can’t read with him.’ She had a meltdown,” she shared.

Vanessa Hudgens Takes Relationship With Cole Tucker To Next Level

Vanessa Hudgens Takes Relationship With Cole Tucker To Next Level

Things are heating up for Vanessa Hudgens and her beau Cole Tucker!

The new couple reportedly rang in the new year together and took their relationship to the next level.

“They are boyfriend and girlfriend,” an insider told E! News. “They rang in the New Year together.”

The pair were first linked back in November after being seen leaving a dinner date together and looking cozy.

“They had a romantic dinner outside under the stars. They shared wine and food and had a great two-hour meal. Vanessa was giddy with laughter. She was looking over at Cole and couldn’t contain her smile,” a spectator said about that outing.

About a week later, Vanessa was seen in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, where she shared photos with BFF GG Magree.

If you didn’t know, Cole is a 24-year-old professional baseball player, who plays with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Find out more about him here!

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Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp & More Do 'Mean Girls' 'Jingle Bell Rock' Dance

Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp & More Do 'Mean Girls' 'Jingle Bell Rock' Dance

Vanessa Hudgens has been teasing it all week and the full video is finally here!

The 32-year-old actress and her friends, Alexandra Shipp, GG Magree and Vince Rossi, all dressed up and did the “Jingle Bell Rock” dance from the movie Mean Girls.

The group enlisted Teen Beach Movie and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Kent Boyd to help with the choreography.

“❤️💚merry Christmas n Happy holidays ❤️💚,” Vanessa captioned the video on Instagram. “@ggmagree @alexandrashipppp @vincerossi 💖thanks to @kent_boyd for teaching us the dance💗”

“JBR Tis the season 🎄 May your Xmas be filled with love and your new year be filled with virtual kissies xx,” Alexandra wrote on her account.

If you didn’t know, Vanessa and Alexandra recently filmed the upcoming Tick, Tick…Boom! movie adaptation in New York. Check out some photos of Vanessa on set back in October!

Vanessa Hudgens Stuns in Black Mini Dress For MTV's Greatest of All Time Special Event

Vanessa Hudgens Stuns in Black Mini Dress For MTV's Greatest of All Time Special Event

Vanessa Hudgens stuns in a black mini dress on the red carpet at the 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time event special, which is airing tonight, Sunday (December 6).

The 31-year-old starlet accessorized with a lot of gold bracelets and a gorgeous necklace for the event, which she hosted.

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After taking over the stage, Vanessa recreated a lot of iconic movie moments, including a big one from Carrie!

“Hosting a show during this time is, you know, a little weird,” Vanessa admitted to People ahead of the show. “A lot more COVID testing, but it’s really great to be able to come here and celebrate and to be able to uplift people during these times.”

She added, “It’s the first-ever GOAT awards, which is really fun. I love hosting, so to be able to do it during 2020 is a nice mix-up.”

10+ pictures inside of Vanessa Hudgens hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards: GOAT event…

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Vanessa Hudgens Loved the Compliment She Got for This Outfit!

Vanessa Hudgens Loved the Compliment She Got for This Outfit!

Vanessa Hudgens looks chic in her outfit while leaving the grocery store on Friday (December 4) in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old actress was joined by her best friend GG Magree while stocking up on groceries ahead of the anticipated lockdown in Southern California.

Vanessa was seen in a matching top and sweatpants for the outing.

After seeing the paparazzi photos on Instagram, Vanessa shared an image and revealed what a guy at the grocery store told her about her outfit.

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Vanessa Hudgens & GG Magree Wear Same Tie-Dye Sweats Within Days of Each Other

Vanessa Hudgens & GG Magree Wear Same Tie-Dye Sweats Within Days of Each Other

Vanessa Hudgens and GG Magree are such close friends that it appears they share clothes, or at least the same sense of style!

The 31-year-old actress was seen in the exact same outfit that her friend GG wore just days earlier. Vanessa was spotted arriving at a photo shoot in tie-dye sweats on Thursday (December 3) in Los Angeles.

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GG and Vanessa were spotted out and about together last week and the singer was wearing an identical tie-dye sweatsuit. They both wore it the exact same way, with the sweatshirt draped over one shoulder and tied around their waist. Check out all of the photos in the gallery!

Earlier this week, Vanessa and GG shared photos from their trip to Arizona, where V‘s new boyfriend Cole Tucker is from. It seems they were there to visit him!

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Vanessa Hudgens Gets Some Deals During Midday Shopping Trip

Vanessa Hudgens Gets Some Deals During Midday Shopping Trip

Vanessa Hudgens shows off her fit physique while arriving at a shopping center in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (November 25).

The 31-year-old Princess Switch actress was joined by BFF GG Magree as they picked up some new items, and took part in the department store’s Black Friday deals ahead of the holidays.

The day before, Vanessa and GG were seen leaving a workout together in her red hot Ferrari.

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Over the weekend, Vanessa and GG were also seen out and about together, picking up some food and drinks to go.

There, Vanessa wore a pair of bold platform shoes with a sweet flowy dress.

She is also pictured below taking some time for herself at a local park with her dog, Darla, while wearing the Motorola Tech3 3-in1 Smart True Wireless Earbuds.

If you missed it, fans had some theories about just how many Vanessa‘s there actually were in the Netflix Christmas Cinematic Universe. Find out here!

Vanessa has also been recently linked to this MLB player!

FYI: Vanessa and GG are wearing White Wakamono face masks.

15+ pics inside of Vanessa Hudgens out and about in Los Angeles…

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