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Vanessa Hudgens: Zac Efron Helped Me Handle Fame

Vanessa Hudgens: Zac Efron Helped Me Handle Fame

Vanessa Hudgens is all smiles at the premiere of Girl Walks Into a Bar on Monday (March 7) at ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old Beastly actress recently talked about how her parents and friends have helped her deal with fame.

“I had my family to keep me grounded. I’m so close to my mom [an office worker] and dad [a firefighter]. Their world doesn’t revolve around Hollywood,” she told USA Today.

“I also had (my High School Musical co-stars) to grow with, like Ashley [Tisdale] and Zac [Efron]. We all went on this journey together and had each other to fall back on. You’ve got to have your friends to keep your head on straight,” she added.

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  • Kro

    and i wonder why they just take the part of zac, V said ashley and zac, not zac alone,

  • missy

    you took your clothes off for the cameras, you didn’t have any trouble being famous, babe

  • lily

    Ummm…okay why would they write that as a headline..when OBVIOUSLY she said Zac AND Ashley. More hits maybe? That’s so annoying but whatever..

  • peggy

    What B.S, is this Jared she said no such thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She said she had her friends (plural) and mentioned 2 of them.

  • ma

    anyway………….. she looks GORGEOUS

  • gracemarie


    Vanessa took her clothes off in the privacy of her own home and someone was very cruel and used them.

    Ashley Greene, Cameron Diaz, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton took their clothes off for professional cameras. Oh but they are white so it’s okay I guess if they strip.

    I wonder if we went unto your phone and delved into tour life Missy what we would find-people who point out things like this are usually hiding something themselves.

  • kami

    ♥ vanessa is beautiful as always. but why is zac mentioned in the title? he wasn’t at this premiere. ♥

  • Joanna

    UH Jared seriously?! you could just say she was at the screening of a movie. Zac is not in the picture anymore

  • Haters Suck!

    Jj you just couldn’t help yourself with that headline could you? Your just lookin to cause a fight and start trouble

  • Bradley Bobst

    She looks so fine and sexy the dress is gorgeous her smile is so Adorable.

  • Bradley Bobst

    @Haters Suck!:

    So True Beside I Think Hollywood Life Made this story up.

  • Samantha

    I think he only put Zac because it’s on just jared and not just jared jr, half of the people would be thinking wtf, who’s ashley you know? Cos Ash isn’t as famous as Zac.

  • RA

    ZAC iS NOT IN HER LIFE ANYMORE !!! Why oh why did u have to bring that up?

  • Haters Suck!

    there was no point in Jared mentioing it at all in my opininon.

  • Lady

    barbara check out vanessa finger. you see she got a heart on it.

  • missy


    I never thought about her race, apparently YOU did! the pictures ended up in the same place.

  • Bradley Bobst

    @Haters Suck!:

    I agree I Think Jared just wants Hits so that is why he made this Title Just My opininon.

  • Haters Suck!

    Btw I didn’t know her dad was a fire fighter. Brave brave man all of them are. Respect them all.

  • paula

    Way to garner hits, Jared. Real classy.

    Anyways, nice of her & Jena Malone to go out & support Carla!

  • gracemarie


    I’m just well aware you would not have gone into an Ashley Greene post and said any such thing – of that Im very sure so it must be something else.

  • mac

    She went to a premiere. What does the title have to do with it? Can we not bring Zac into this JJ. It’s getting old.

  • offtheproperty

    Zac is still in the picture
    Zac is still in her life.
    Zac is only in the headline bc he helped her handle the fame in a different and more personal way than Ashley did, which makes it more the story.
    They will be getting together now and then many more times for years to come I think.
    She looks great like she always does.

  • suri


  • mintgreen

    i love vanessa. she’s a sweet girl and so pretty !

  • kyle

    That is sweet of Vanessa to acknowledge the people that had helped her deal with fame, including Zac. This just goes to show that she was treated right by Zac and remains to have high regards of him. She wouldn’t have this disposition if Zac is really that a sswhole some of you would like the rest of us to believe!!!

  • Abby

    The fact that she still talks about Ash & Zac and how much they have done for her warms my heart so much. <3

  • Abby

    @gracemarie: What is it with you and ALWAYS bring up Vanessa’s race? Her race isn’t everything. I understand what your saying but this REALLY has nothing to do with her race.

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Shes really venessa

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    She’s cute but look horrible

  • suri


    Youre so s*u*id i beat you are just 13 or 14. If not i feel sorry for you.

  • mishybc

    I’m glad.

  • http://K Sligo lambert ^___^ cute


  • Cat

    Follow me @CassieCG will follow bck

  • lovelydee

    She is so freaking gorgeous.

  • sunny

    Please hem your dresees and pants X, love ya, but get a seamstress on call. Plus, why does JJ always throw Efron in there with posts, it is SO NOT necessary!

  • max

    yeah sure she didn’t release the sex tape thankfully

  • Kiki

    She looks nice! Not a fan of her style…

  • lena

    OMG ! She so gorgeous ! I Love her <3

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  • biki i don’t know how people are stupid and did not got the video what nessa is saying when she was at NY to promote Beastly,here the black lady is saying to her ,,ME AND MY CO-WORKERS, WE ALL HERE HERE HEARD THAT U ARE MAYBE SINGLE,SO ONE OF MY CO-WORKER IS ASKING U FOR U’RE NUMBER,U GONNA GIVE U RE NUMBER OR TAKE HIS NUMBER WHAT U WILL DO,ARE U INTERESTED?AND VANESSA LAUGHS AND SAYS TAKING NUMBER” which means they were just joking whit her and that co-worker and they even did not know if she is single the lady said maybe u re single and than she made a joke whit her co worker,ALL OF U JUST GO AND LISTEN AGAIN THE VIDEO,AND IF U ARE SMART TO GOT IT U WOULD SEE NOW THAT THEY DID NOT MENTION THAT SHE IS SINGLE AND THE BREAK UP,NO ONE SAY THAT THEY WERE JUST MAKING FUN.AND FOR THE BRAK UP IT IS NOT CONFIRMED THEY JUST TOOK A BREAK.

  • lauren

    if her and zac are still friends, where are the pix of them hanging out?

  • lauren

    if her and zac are still friends, where are the pix of them hanging out?

  • Jess

    She looks beautiful. I love her style.

  • Haters Suck!

    there are none as they don’t hang out anymore as I really doubt that they are even friends anymore.

  • Lady

    biki i still belive that to. did you look at her finger there is a heart on it.

  • maria

    She looks so pretty, and love how loyal she is to her friends, always. She is no “kiss and tell” girl, and keeps her life private. Most girls would’ve talked trash about an ex, but she never will. She is grateful for the time she had with Zac, as they had each other to stay sheltered from the evils of Hollywood. She is appreciative, and I think it’s classy for her to say that. Why JJ had to bring that up in this headline about a premiere, is a bit strange, but whatever.

  • fabp

    one of the things i admire about vanessa is her graciousness and never forgetting how she started. such maturity, just amazing. i know for sure that no one forgets their first love so props to her!… all my support and love always to Vanessa

  • Bert

    Vanessa always said it was all about the work and the “fame thing” was just an inevitable byproduct of the work, something you had to put up with but didn’t really glorify. She and Zac were on the same page with these thoughts and it was very refreshing, very un-Hollywood. I miss his influence and the fact that they did keep each other grounded and that they were “real”. Her interviews lately show someone who is less thoughtful and it appears that she is trying too hard to change her image, but not necessarily in a good way. She wants to be perceived as growing up but in fact she comes across as a little flighty and more shallow. I wonder how many times she will say “badass” in the comig weeks leading up to Sucker Punch. It’s getting old. I think Brittany’s influence has not kept her as grounded as she was before. The fact that Brittany has been on Twitter for a long time and now Vanessa is moving in that direction speaks volumes. Famous peopel on Twitter are trying to increase their fame and popularity. They should let the quality of their work do this instead and stay away from glorifying the whole fame thing. I personally miss the old Vanessa. To me, she was more “grown up” before when she was with Zac. i wish her the best. I hope she doesn’t self destruct.

  • lauren

    her and zac* both kept each other grounded.

    well look how this is turning out to be. again I THINK they need to fix whatever the hell happend forget the past and start over, ( this is my opinion not yours) so dont get all bitchy at me.

    how do you know they don’t talk anymore? do you know them personally? u know their relationship?

  • lauren

    her and zac* both kept each other grounded.

    well look how this is turning out to be. again I THINK they need to fix whatever the hell happend forget the past and start over, ( this is my opinion not yours) so dont get all bitchy at me.

    how do you know they don’t talk anymore? do you know them personally? u know their relationship?

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