Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:30 AM PDT
Vanessa Hudgens wants to make it clear that she's moved on from being "that Disney girl" in High School Musical as well as the girl who posed for those racy nude photos that have continually leaked onto the web over the last several years.
"It's just silly because I'm a very present person, and that's the thing that has been so in the past," Vanessa said in a recent interview with the LA Times over the sexy snaps she took years ago that recently surfaced . "The fact that somebody keeps bringing up the past is just selfish. I mean, it sucks. I already released a statement the first time it happened. It's just unfortunate that it keeps reminding people about the past and not the present."
As for being recognized from High School Musical, Vanessa says, "Teenagers come up to me and are obnoxious about the whole thing, like, 'Oh my God, you're that girl! You're that girl from the Disney Channel.' And I'm like, 'I was that girl."
No longer the sweet and innocent Gabriella, Vanessa is trying to distance herself as much from East High as possible. In fact, she's been hanging out in dirty Venice beach where Hudgens is apparently a frequent visitor to the drum circles.
"I love going to the drum circle down there," the aspiring hippie says. "Every now and then someone will let me join in and bang on their drums, and I just love people who are completely free. Even if they're drug addicts, who sometimes freak me out."
With her new role in Sucker Punch and her new penchant for hanging with the addicts, it doesn't sound like Vanessa could get any further from her Disney image!
Although we bet she'll keep trying!
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