Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to fame portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–2008), which brought her significant mainstream success.
The success of the first film led to Hudgens' acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008).
Austin Butler would like to thank… Vanessa Hudgens. ICYMI, the 31-year-old actor sat down with The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor Roundtable this month, where he recalled the moment “a friend” basically manifested him playing Elvis Presley after hearing him sing a Christmas song by the iconic musician.
However, it wasn’t just a pal who put the part in the universe for him. It was his former longtime girlfriend, Vanessa. She even told the same story about how Austin got the part on Live With Kelly and Ryan in 2019. Related: Austin Mourns Loss Of Lisa Marie Presley So naturally, many social media users were scratching their heads and questioning why Austin tried to scrub the actress from the story, especially considering people have heard it before.
Some even slammed him for not giving Vanessa any credit, since the movie has been a massive success for him, even earning him his first Golden Globe award and Oscar nomination.
But it looks like The Carrie Diaries star has seen the error of his ways and finally given credit where credit is due. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times published on Tuesday, Austin confessed Vanessa was the person who encouraged him to go out for the role in Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis.Read more on perezhilton.com