Can you imagine Vanessa Hudgens as a pregnant, homeless teen with tattoos, nose rings, and chopped hair? Well, you can imagine no more since Gimme Shelter will portray her as exactly that.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another movie called The Frozen Ground will almost feature Vanessa Hudgens nude for a strip pole dancing scene.
If it isn’t already blatantly obvious with Spring Breakers, Hudgens has been trying to break away from her Disney princess image and has taken roles as a concubine, a bikini-clad party animal, and even a runaway stripper. The actress has compared herself to Meryl Streep and she says she doesn’t want cast typed, saying, “[This] is why I’m very picky about what I do, and I make sure I’m not doing the same thing over and over.”
In Gimme Shelter, Vanessa Hudgens plays 16 year old Agnes Bailey, a girl who ends up as a homeless and pregnant teenager. Eventually Agnes ends up in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. To prepare for the role Hudgens spent two weeks living in a shelter. Gimme Shelter is inspired by director Ron Krauss’ personal experience working at homeless shelters for pregnant girls.
The film co-stars Rosario Dawson as Hudgens’ abusive, drug-addicted mother, and Hudgens says it’s been very difficult to film some of the scenes:
“My character Apple was a very challenging role for me to play. But extremely rewarding as well.”
The film features Vanessa Hudgens pregnant for the role and this was probably the most difficult part of all. She recalls becoming attached to the movie baby but after every scene “they call ‘cut’ and take the baby away and I’m just left there hanging.” Of course, giving birth was an experience unto its own:
“Every single day was definitely a challenge but one I embraced with open arms. It was just so thrilling top be able to push myself every day and see how far I could take it. Probably the most physical and emotionally draining scene was my birthing scene. I’ve never shot a birthing scene and I ended up popping blood vessels in my face.”
What do you think about the movie roles Vanessa Hudgens has been choosing to portray?