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Vanessa Hudgens: I Want Career Longevity Like Meryl Streep

Vanessa Hudgens: I Want Career Longevity Like Meryl Streep

Vanessa Hudgens gets a kiss on the cheek from an adoring fan as she steps out on Friday (July 19) in Ischia, Italy.

The 24-year-old actress is in town to promote her latest film The Frozen Ground.

“I want longevity,” Vanessa recently told Metro UK about her desired career. “I want to be able to do this when I’m 60, so a great example is Meryl Streep: she’s tackled different roles across a big spectrum and she’s still going strong. And she just seems like a grounded, extremely intelligent woman.”

FYI: Vanessa is wearing Matt Bernson “KM Gladiator” sandals.

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  • just saying

    Don’t you have to be talented like Meryl Streep though? I could understand if this was Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara, etc.. talking but Vanessa Hudgens? um ok.

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  • anney

    she is so pretty! im so happy for her

  • DEI

    OMG! she is so cute, and what a lucky fan hahaha

  • sasha

    @just saying: i notice most of your examples are also white…just saying.

  • alaia

    Nobody is ever going to take the chick from that Disney TV movie with dirty nude pictures seriously. She has no fanbase outside of that.

  • Eye Roll

    I actually laughed out loud.

  • andrew

    she is unbelievably gorgeous, talented and humble. God bless her.

  • pika

    lol at that girl kissing her. damn she wanna get it ha!

    but

    i dont think its right that cuz shes disney shes branded as untalented same with the rest of ex disney stars. i looked on rotten tomatoes and frozen ground has good reviews so u never know

  • samatha

    she looks adorable, There´s a picture with her dress flowing around her, she looks so damn flawless.! Im glad she is enjoying her time in Italy. As a fan im loving the good reviews about her character in The Frozen Ground.
    Ven a España preciosa!!!

  • THE TRUTH

    @just saying:
    Whats your problem, she just said she wants a long career, right now she is only 24, and is still working, and the critics are loving her performance.

  • dotcom

    @just saying:
    racist much? she can do whatever she wants to do, she has million of loving fans, a gorgeous family, an amazing boyfriend and is doing perfect with her career, she is doing fine.

  • Jen

    Vanessa, you’ll never be like Meryl. Nobody ever will.

  • samatha

    @just saying:
    There´s no need to hate or judge her. :) She is just a young actress working hard to reach her dreams.

  • Rachel

    I dont understand why some people dont want to give vanessa a chance. She made some mistakes, we did it all, she has dreams we have them, too. Why people constantly try to ridicule her. Vanessa is a pretty young woman who likes to have fun, I wish her a lot of success.

  • dane

    @sasha: that comment has nothing to do with being white. if vanessa was actually talented enough to have a career trajectory for the next 40+ years of her life then thats a different story, people can acknowledge mixed race and minority talent in this day and age but she simply doesnt have “it”. there actually needs to be more diversity with lead actresses as far as ethnicity is concerned but vanessa is nowhere near j-law or rooney mara or emma stone’s acting abilities, sorry its the truth.

  • marie

    awww! i love her, she is gorgeous!

  • BebeLush

    Her only talent is walking out of Starbucks.

  • lol

    She loves the attention and parties more than her job I think

  • robpatzzforever

    @dane:
    as far as we are concerned she has the ability and everything, there’s a reason why she is still getting casted in movies and there´s a reason why she has rejected some roles. And lol at you, can you name another white girl/actress what about Emma Roberts lol

  • linnie

    more pics 2013 ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST GALA DINNER PARTY IN ISCHIA, ITALY 18-07-13
    http://pictures.vanessa-annehudgens.com/thumbnails.php?album=2263

  • Jr

    @lol
    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love parties more then their job.

  • linnie
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  • Christine

    she is perfect! i love how adorable she is with her fans, such an humble young lady.

  • leelee

    Meryl could act, Vanessa not so much.

  • well

    @dane: hmm i take it that your judgement is upon vanessas past child movies against rooney and jennifers adult movies. according to reviews vanessa is actually pretty good in frozen ground plus your judgement of her seems to be based on personal opinion which is fine but dont state that she is not talented as a fact. i cant say selena gomez isnt talented because her acting abilites have never been put to a test. dont u agree?

  • Christine

    @just saying:
    Give her a chance, Have you actually seen any of her movies the last couple of years. Bandslam was pretty good, her role was awesome. Sucker Punch was a great action film. Journey 2 was an adorable family film, Spring Breakers is already a cult film for this generations, Vanessa as Candy was PHENOMENAL, and She is getting good reviews on her latest film. She is not commiting a crime here. She is just sharing her future expectations, she knows she has to work so hard, because there´s so many people like you, but im sure she is ready to do it. She is such a strong, hard working AND humble young lady.

  • well

    some people think vanessa can act and some cant, nothing wrong with that, but dont use your statement against others as a fact because thats just dumb.

  • sasha

    @dane: name an actress of colour who has their level of talent then, because i am still seeing a trend with your examples… jennifer, rooney, emma… from what i’ve seen vanessa is talented. and as a poc, it’s nice to see someone who looks like me. hate on her all you want but it does come down to race, whether you want to admit it or not.

  • sasha

    @dane: name an actress of colour who has their level of talent then, because i am still seeing a trend with your examples… jennifer, rooney, emma… from what i’ve seen vanessa is talented. and as a poc, it’s nice to see someone who looks like me. hate on her all you want but it does come down to race, whether you want to admit it or not.

  • Xo

    @just saying: I’m guessing you haven’t seen her recent reviews. Even the critics that didn’t like the film itself praised her performance.

  • kasia

    Cute and sweet with fans <3

  • just saying

    How is what I said racist? You better look up the word. And what does Miss Hudgens self-identify as? It’s about TALENT not about how many followers you have on twitter or how gorgeous you are.

  • pithy

    You will never be half as good as Meryl Streep. You are nothing but a d-lister

  • Unknown

    Nicolas Cage has done nothing but praise Vanessa with her performance in TFG. “This is a new Vanessa Hudgens that people haven’t seen before and I think it’s going to be great for her.” “People are gonna be blown away by her performance in this movie. It’s outstanding.” I think people need to give Vanessa a chance before trashing her. The girl can act. She has what it takes to be around for a very long time. At least she actually takes her time & chooses the right roles that showcase her talent & her range instead of always being in the same type of movie that doesn’t challenge her.

  • Famewhores galore

    I see Vanessa’s pr team are out in full force commenting on here lol
    So do you think you’re fooling.this girl can’t act her way out of a paper bag if her life depended on it. As someone else said.it isn’t about how “gorgeous” you are or how ,any twitter followers you have. She cannot act. And Nicholas cage isn’t exactly going to say she is crap now is he?! He wants the movie to do well. He isn’t going to bad mouth her even if she was a b***h! Stop fishing.you are so blatantly obvious.she is only good at as someone else said,walking in and out of Starbucks.

  • maria

    Think what you want. We know who you really are. Reviews of her performance have been positive, and her co-stars always have great things to say about her. Cage is obviously no different. He said things about her that went above. John Cusack, man of a few words said he was very impressed. They could both have just said she was good to work with, and left it at that.

  • Camden

    Oh puhhlease…..
    Get the same talent as Meryl Streep FIRST, before you even begin to consider yourself to be in the same league.

  • Danielle

    If Vanessa still goes for the right road, she could be good enough

  • kelly martineau

    Like it when she makes time for her fans when she goes places. Like the dress she’s wearing. She’s been wearing cute clothes. Not hippy outfits.

  • Christy

    @just saying:

    I understand why you might be hesitant about Vanessa, but I’ve seen a lot of her movies (outside of High School Musical). She’s actually quite a skilled actress. The critics have constantly praised her acting. All she really needs to do is build a high enough profile to get into the highest quality films. The problem is that people (like you) want to think she has zero talent, but it’s really a question of script quality. I expect great things from her. I would hire her if I were a director.

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