Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez craved for shocking roles after Disney stint
Having begun their careers as Disney stars, 'Spring Breakers' co-actresses Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens have said they craved for something more shocking and raunchy.
The former teen stars are embarking on edgier, more provocative fare in the hope of jumpstarting a more grown-up phase of their careers with provocateur/filmmaker Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers', a movie described as "a druggy, violent, hypersexualized tale of innocence squashed", reported Us magazine.
"Disney is a machine, and I'm grateful for it, but I feel like being part of that environment made me crave the reaction from other projects even more. Creatively this is where I wanted to go," Gomez, 20, was quoted as telling The Times.
In the movie, she plays one of four bikini-clad girls gone wild who rob a bank to fund their spring break vacation. Hudgens shares the same career-changing goal. "I want people to look at me not as that girl from High School Musical, but as an actress they admire," the 24-year-old said.
"With Spring Breakers I'm looking for a reaction for sure. I want to shock people. It was an amazing opportunity for us. Selena and I are both young, finding our footing, wanting to grow," Hudgens continued. "I've never been part of a movie I would watch over and over again, and I'm really proud of it," Gomez said.