Well, thank goodness that this didn't happen to her with her character in Spring Breakers!
While Vanessa Hudgens played against type as a gun-toting, threesome-having wild child in that flick, it was apparently her role in the upcoming Gimme Shelter as a homeless teenager that was so powerful and out of her comfort zone that she now claims that by the time production had wrapped, she could no longer remember who she was!
The High School Musical starlet reveals:
"I had a struggle, for sure, finding myself again. But with diet and with working out and increasing that serotonin, I got back to who I am. It was my first departure that I did. I chopped all my hair off for it. I pushed myself so hard and so far and as soon as we were finished filming I had no clue who Vanessa was. I had to find myself again. It was an amazing journey and an actor's dream."
Wow! That definitely does sound super intense!
And if we remember correctly, she revealed way back when that she actually stayed in a homeless shelter for TWO WEEKS before filming!
Immersing yourself so completely must be difficult to come back from sometimes, but we're glad to hear that she took the proper steps to get her body and mind back back on track…and that despite the difficulties, it was still an experience she clearly appreciates and values!
Can't wait to see how the finished product turns out! How about U?
[Image via Splash News.]
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