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28 March 2009 @ 10:46 am
HSM Act 2: Vanessa (Anne) Hudgens  
Join us again for the latest installment of HSM Act 2! This time, we take on the Hudge.







Vanessa Hudgens (Anne optional)



A warning for fans of the Hudge, we’re a bit harsh on her, despite the fact that we do find her to be disgustingly pretty with a fresh and sweet look--when she’s not channeling heroin chic on her album covers.

Sadly, for Baby V, her destiny is inextricably linked to her continued involvement with Zefron. While Zac might do better on his own, she is riding his coattails to the A-list. If she knows what’s good for her, she’ll hitch onto roles that don’t highlight her lack of talent and range. Endorsement deals for B-list labels and copious style photoshoots for second-rate tabloids will also help pay the bills. Basically, we think she fancies herself and Zac to be a lower wattage version of Posh and Becks.

Should Zac dump her, all bets are off… HSM 5, anyone? Gabriella returns to direct the musical a la Brenda Walsh? While V is not totally devoid of talent, she seems eager to “stretch” her acting and singing chops, and we fear that she doesn’t really have the full talent to back that up. See Bandslam trailer and try not cringe as she yells, “Let’s shred!” We see her taking a “controversial role” and thus becoming the Elizabeth Berkley of the group.

We’re not gloating about this; it’s actually all a bit sad. We had such hopes for her long ago and far away. We just don’t see much of her personality- there’s sort of an empty space there with a dazzling smile and fabulous hair. While Paris Hilton has proved that you don’t really need personality to generate a career, she may need to develop one to fight off her generation’s Natalie Portman when she rises from the ashes and gives Zac a come hither smile. Truly, we do hope that she proves us wrong and gets all sassy the way we always knew that she could be.
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tejal: fnl: coach taylorsparkagrace on March 28th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Vanessa really needs to develop a personality soon. If only to keep our Zanessa hopes alive.
pastaprimaverapastaprimavera on March 28th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
My Zanessa hopes are already dashed! Do you still have Z+V posters on your walls?
tejal: zac + vanessa//gatesparkagrace on March 28th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
No, I shall never forget the Golden Weekend of Zanessa and the Hawaii pictures. They're the real life ~fairy tale.

But he is increasingly becoming more awesome and she needs to catch up. They're like Posh and Becks. You love Becks as he is, but when you see him with his kids, you turn to mush. And you know that Posh has to be with him to get the mushy feeling as much as you don't like her.

But I still like Vanessa. She's not a robot like Posh.
pastaprimaverapastaprimavera on March 29th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
In Posh's defense, she's got her own schtick. It's weird and robotic, but it's unmistakably Posh. Vanessa, on the other hand, is kind of wishy washy. As I said in another comment, I worry that she just doesn't have any ambition to differentiate herself.
Heather: Rosaliemoviesurfer on March 28th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Dear Frons, Create a roll for Van on one of your shows STAT (seriously getting V on one of them especialy General Hospital which is sinking faster then the Titanic in key demos might be good for her)
L, Haaazehaaazo on March 29th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
As much as I love her, the Ecko Red endoresements sort of make me cringe. (Sometimes I think I'm the only one who thinks that.)Bandslam... It's not winning me over.

Hudge needs to up her game to show everyone she's got some staying power.
pastaprimavera: Vanessa laughingpastaprimavera on March 29th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
As you can tell, we're in agreement. I mean, she's even playing the same Gabriella Montez style character in Bandslam. (Shy classmate with untapped musical talents!) Can we move on past these roles yet?

I worry that she doesn't have any ambition to be more than a pretty face.
L, Haaazehaaazo on March 29th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Exactly, it just feels like an "emo" hsm. Popular Blonde Michalka Sister = Sharpay. You know?
woahitsalice: HSM-love noteswoahitsalice on March 29th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
At the moment, Vanessa is coming off like a one-trick pony. But apparently, she's 'in talks' to do a Zack Snyder flick called Sucker Punch which certainly does sound intriguing.
http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2009-3-4-vanessa-hudgens-in-zack-snyder-s-sucker-punch
pastaprimaverapastaprimavera on March 29th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
I've seen that news floating around. I remain unconvinced that it really means a stretch for her. I'm not certain he's hiring her for anything but her look.
Mm_alicious on March 30th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
I can't remember... did I tell you my theory that Zac:Justin :: Vanessa : Britney?

Wait... does that make Tizz the Xtina?
pastaprimaverapastaprimavera on March 30th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Definitely not!