Monday, January 12, 2009

Vanessa Hudgens Auditions for Twilight


From MTV.com: Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen in the movies, thinks 'High School Musical' actress would be 'great' as Leah Clearwater.

"With all the "New Moon" casting rumors that have been floating around since "Twilight" hit theaters, we were especially wondering who would play werewolf Leah Clearwater, Jacob Black's feisty and heartbroken frienemy.

Well, one of the rumored actresses in the running — "High School Musical" starlet Vanessa Hudgens — has apparently taken the next step and auditioned for the role, according to "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene.

We ran into Alice herself at a Golden Globes afterparty, and she told us she'd be happy to co-star with Hudgens. "I think she'd be great," Greene enthused.

Just last week, we asked Twilighters on our Movies Blog what actress should play Leah, including Hudgens and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" actress Brenda Song as two poll options. The actresses tied at 31 percent of your vote, with "neither" being the most popular choice at 38 percent.

Commenters had a lot to say about Hudgens' possible casting — both positive and negative.

"I cannot picture her being mean or aggressive as Leah," Mary_ym commented about the Disney star.

"Vanessa Hudgens would be a good choice," chill_kid_07 countered. " ... Of course she can't look like Leah — no one can. You know why? 'Cause it's just a book, and these are actors trying to portray the roles! I think she would be great."

Besides casting, Greene also had some news on the status of "New Moon."

"I hear they're doing another rewrite," the actress revealed of the in-flux script. "I'm with you guys — I'm so excited to read it."

What do you think? Also, who do you think they should cast as the Volturi?

13 comments:

Cindy said...

I personally think Vanessa would be good as Jane. Maybe because she's so tiny, I don't know....

Two Tiemans said...

no way..she's too disney...Leah is tough!

Katie - Twilight Chick said...

I don't think she would be very good, Vanessa is to sweet.. I would pick Camilla Belle if I could have all the actors in the world.

Katie - Twilight Chick said...

The guy who plays Snape in HP would be good Volturi!

Moon Devious said...

I think someone unknown would be the best

hoLLy said...

i agree with rachel(moon devious). i would prefer a non-disney chick. someone not too famous would be good. i like how all the characters in twilight are "becoming famous" now and not someone that already was. and i agree with the snape comment-he would be a good volturri. i also think the bad guy on spiderman(peter parkers best friends dad) would be a good volturri. i don't know his name, but he scares me!

Anonymous said...

that would be a bad decision putting vanessa hudgens in this film, it is not the kind of film you would expect her to be in. she is more of a musical film and disney type

Cindy said...

I believe they should cast people who are less famous than the main characters, but I can definitely see why people like Vanessa are wanting to jump on the bandwagon!!

Anonymous said...

Honestly I don't really like vanessa and I don't think she'll be a good leah clearwater. maybe she'll portray a background girl (extra)? Someone casted as Leah should be tough, not sweet like vanessa.

Anonymous said...

I really think that they should not pick Vanessa or Brenda because they both are too disney. I would like to see maybe a new face or someone not from disney, that would ruin the movie.

Rene' said...

Miranda Cosgrove, she I think would look great as Jane. She has a tiny frame, big voice, light skin, dark hair, and I think she would be perfect at playing the role with a sweet-stirn voice.

aliceee said...

I agree with Rene' miranda cosgrove would be a perfect jane, but everytime i tell people that they start screaming about how dakota is much better :(

Anonymous said...

Okay, No, no and no. I don't think any nickolden or disney channel chacters should play in this dramatic movie okay. Otherwise while I watch it I will just think of London in Suit life of Zack and Cody, or that girl in High School musical or even Icarly for that matter.
Dont get me wrong those shows are ok, but I wouldnt want to see them in this movie. It's just too weird.
Please choose someone thats right for this role.