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Rent Live's Vanessa Hudgens Has Starred in the Musical Before!

Rent Live's Vanessa Hudgens Has Starred in the Musical Before!

Vanessa Hudgens will be playing the role of Maureen in Fox’s production of Rent Live, but did you know that she has appeared in the musical before?!

The 30-year-old actress previously played the role of Mimi while appearing in the Hollywood Bowl production of the musical back in 2010.

Vanessa says she hasn’t listened to or watched Idina Menzel‘s performance as Maureen in the Broadway or film versions.

Jonathan Larson’s whole thing was about finding his true, authentic voice as an artist, and that inspires me so much, so I’ve been trying to take the same approach in finding who Maureen is to me and making sure that is true,” she told Playbill.

She added, “[Maureen] is a drama queen, loud and proud and loves being the center of attention. And she is outspoken and unapologetic for it. I grew up doing musical theatre and part of the reason I loved it was, of course, the shows and the music, but it was really about being on the stage and being the center of attention. We fit hand-in-hand nicely.”

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