Vanessa Hudgens: Naked Photo Scandal 'Was By Far the Worst Moment of My Career'
Back in 2007, two racy photos of "High School Musical" starlet Vanessa Hudgens surfaced on the Internet, threatening to tarnish her Disney-fied reputation in Hollywood. "That was by far the worst moment of my career," Hudgens tells Paper magazine. What a difference a few years makes. The actress' cover story comes courtesy of her starring role in "Spring Breakers," a new flick co-starring James Franco in which her character participates in a threesome, snorts coke and takes copious hits from a bong. "You sit there. You're smoking your fake blunts. You just do it," says Hudgens, who adds that the cast sniffed crushed vitamin B in the coke scenes, but it still made them all strung out: "We would run around set like mad men, and people would wonder, 'Did you switch that out with anything?'''
Hudgens seems pleased with her new bad-girl niche, too. "Ever since I was young, I wanted to play really heavy and intense roles and really push myself in a dramatic direction," she says of her role as a drug-addled hooker in the upcoming "Frozen Ground." "... I was like, 'A prostitute! I can play a prostitute!' This is going to be exciting." (E)