I have been trying to avoid the
disney kid movie star
Vanessa Hudgens subject because I want to just pretend
there is no way this could happen to the book adaptation we all love. Now I know people who hate the movie and love the book. They aren't as excited/invested in what happens in New Moon right? Well people-I loved the first movie and I am so excited about New Moon that I could just burst into flames or rob a movie studio to get an advance copy!
But news/rumors of Vanessa Hudgens being cast as Leah in New Moon is almost enough bad news to put me into a deep depression. I was on the fence about Taylor Lautner, then decided he was the right
guy after my girls in TwiChurch converted me. Then I got excited he was officially part of the cast. Now this!
I keep chanting in my head it's just a rumor
, it's just a rumor
website is talking about it.
I try to find somewhat original blogs and this one below totally had me laughing and those of you that chat with me know I totally love to laugh!!!! Those of you that agree with the depression of this possible choice, might not have to take zanax to calm your nerves on this next casting choice issue!!!
5 Reasons Vanessa Hudgens Should Absolutely Not Be Cast in the Twilight Sequel
by Angel Cohn January 12, 2009 2:40 PM
1. The Internet Will Explode
Quite simply, if all the High School Musical fans start following the Twilight saga as intently as they do HSM, there isn't going to be enough bandwidth in the world to hold them all.
2. She's Supposed to be A Werewolf/Shape Shifter!!!
There was all this talk about sweet-faced Taylor Lautner not being able to be tough and big enough to fully embody the character of Jacob, and now they might cast Hudgens? Does this make any sense to anyone? Hudgens is one of the teeny tiniest most dainty little girly girls on the planet. While Leah isn't supposed to be as big as the guys, she does have to maintain a certain bit of muscle to take on the role. She'd need to be a badass chick, which I certainly cannot see Hudgens doing. She's too smiley, even when she's trying to pout.
3. Leah's Supposed To Be Heartbroken
Not saying that Hudgens doesn't have range (which she might, but we've yet to really see it) but this heart-broken character is in theory so upset that a guy dumped her for anothe girl that she's kind of a b****. One would imagine that you'd have to have some real relationship in your life to know that pain. Hudgens is living in the candy colored Zac Efron "dating" world right now, so doesn't seem like she's got a hell of a lot of experiences to draw on.
4. Did They Learn Nothing About Casting Thirteen People?
Aside from High School Musical, Hudgens's only other big screen role (we're purposefully ignoring Thunderbirds for her sake and ours) was in Thirteen. Twilight is already saddled with the horrible Nikki Reed, who is not the most beautiful woman in the world and not nearly right to play Rosalie. They just fired Twilight writer/director Catherine Hardwicke because she wasn't a good fit. Let's not make the same mistake again, OK?
5. The Inevitable Vanessa Hudgens Pop Track Saddled on to the Soundtrack
Since there's no singing in this movie, and Hudgens is a burgeoning pop star, it is not a huge leap to imagine that she'll go all Beyonce and ask to have a song included on the soundtrack... just because. Considering the normal Twilight fare is all angsty rock like Paramore and Muse, I can't imagine Hudgens's style being a good fit. Unless she does a total remake of her image between now and then.
On the plus side, she's got good hair. And that's a good thing for a werewolf to have. And there's a small part of her heritage that is Native American. So those are some things, though they don't personally change my mind.
So fellow Twilight fans... what do you think? Do you think she'll make a convincing Quileute pack member? Does this make you more inclined to see the next movie, or do you think that if they cast her it is just another nail in the coffin of this franchise? Sound off below.
From Movie File