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Vanessa Hudgens says High School Musical "derailed" her career

Leave our childhoods alone!

VANESSA (ANNE) HUDGENS has been getting mega honest about her life in a new interview.

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The star’s filmography can certainly be considered varied. She got her start in made-for-TV tween movie High School Musical, before going on to star in a, eh, more adult titles, such as the infamous Spring Breakers.

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Let’s not forget her musical endeavours either – ‘Sneakernight’ was ROBBED of a Grammy award.

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Anyway, she’s gotten honest about the impact the movie (which defined many a childhood) actually had on her career as an actress (here’s a hint – not a great one.)

“High School Musical was a fantastic journey, but it completely derailed me from where I originally saw my career going,” she says in an interview with The Guardian.

I always wanted to be the indie girl; I always wanted to be in the movies where I’m playing a drug addict or a stripper or a prostitute. That was my goal since I was like, 11.”

(A potentially questionable goal to have as an 11 year-old, but anyway.)

I woke up at 27 and I was like, ‘I have no idea who I am and what I’m doing,’ which is funny because at 25, I was like, ‘I’ve got life covered! We’re good! Smooth sailing!’”

It’s reassuring to know that Hudgens can somewhat relate to the plight of twenty-somethings all over Ireland while crushing their childhood dreams, at least.

The now 29-year old star can currently be seen in Dog Days, with Nina Dobrev and Eva Longoria. It’s like Love Actually, but with dogs. And not good, by the looks of things.

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She also gave her opinion on the #MeToo movement:

“One of the positive side-effects of the #MeToo movement and the burning spotlight on the need for more female directors, writers and roles, is that those girls have become a community of grown women.”

The conversation has changed so much. We’re being heard in a way we haven’t been heard in a long time and people gravitate towards that. It’s a very special time to be a woman.”

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