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Both former Disney Channel stars known for their roles as Alex on Wizards of Waverly Place and Gabriella on High School Musical, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens are moving on to bigger and better things.
Gomez and Hudgens both star in the upcoming film Spring Breakers, in much more risque roles than the actresses are used to playing. 20-year old Gomez says, “Disney is a machine, and I’m grateful for it, but I feel like being part of that environment made me crave the reaction from other projects even more. Creatively this is where I wanted to go," reports the NY Times.
24-year old Hudgens agrees, “I want people to look at me not as that girl from High School Musical, but as an actress they admire. With Spring Breakers I’m looking for a reaction for sure. I want to shock people.”
Spring Breakers is the story of four college girls (Gomez, Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) who rob a restaurant so that they may travel to Florida and escape their every day realities, getting into increasingly more trouble along the way alongside James Franco's character.
“It was an amazing opportunity for us,” Hudgens tells the NY Times. "Selena and I are both young, finding our footing, wanting to grow.”
Gomez adds, “I’ve never been part of a movie I would watch over and over again, and I’m really proud of it.”
Check out the trailer from Springbreakersmovie.com and catch the film in theaters on March 22.
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