Vanessa Hudgens Auditions For ‘Twilight’ Sequel ‘New Moon’

Jan 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

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MTV has a new report about Vanessa Hudgens auditioning for the part of Leah Clearwater!

“Just last week, we asked Twilighters on our Movies Blog what actress should play Leah, including Hudgens and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” actress Brenda Song as two poll options. The actresses tied at 31 percent of your vote, with “neither” being the most popular choice at 38 percent.”

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128 Comments to “Vanessa Hudgens Auditions For ‘Twilight’ Sequel ‘New Moon’”

  1. Amber Pederson says:

    “Well, one of the rumored actresses in the running — “High School Musical” starlet Vanessa Hudgens — has apparently taken the next step and auditioned for the role, according to “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene.”

    Umm… Okay, E! was the one that said that to Ashley and she was SURPRISED. I don’t think Ashley has any idea what’s going at all. On she said was that she had never met Vanessa but she thought she was cute and she’d be okay with it. Way to twist things around, MTV.

  2. Dana says:

    Brenda Song is asian playing a native american that doesn’t work

  3. Valerie says:

    First I gotta say: I like Brenda,she always comes across as such a funny person….and I “love” Vanessa,she’s an amazing young woman and a really cool actress.
    BUT:
    Brenda does so NOT look like I imagined Leah…and Vanessa doesn’t either….
    I imagined Leah as a very strong young woman who knows exactly what she wants,and I think you should see that also in the facial expression,the body language and the behavior of the actress playing Leah…she should have something in her face that really shows her determination,her somehow pessimistic attitude and especially the experiences she already made at her young age (I’m mainly talking about the whole Leah-loving-Sam-and-Sam-imprinting-on-Leah’s-cousin-Emily thing).

    These are the things I’d like the actress playing Leah to look and be like…so I don’t think that Brenda and Vanessa are the right cast for Leah…

    Sorry if my sentences sound a little…crazy sometimes :)

    Greetings from Munich,Germany

    Valerie

  4. Cherry Garcia says:

    Neither girl works for the role of Leah Clearwater.

  5. Tara K. says:

    Well Brenda Song really wouldn’t work… she’s Asian, not Native American.

    Vanessa Hudgens wouldn’t work either because she doesn’t look Native American. I could never see her that way.

    In my oppinion, if they choose either actress, or any person that doesn’t look Native American, it will look like they aren’t staying true to the books, and that they are impatient, and don’t seem to care about the series that much.

    Just my oppinion though.

  6. Amanda says:

    i liked brenda song better but tara is right, shes not native american
    and vanessa hudgens? gag me!
    no offense to them, buyt neither have the acting talent to pull off the emotional complexiety of leah clearwater.

  7. emma says:

    NO NO NO NO NO!

  8. Renata says:

    I dont think neither.. one is asian and the other one.. well.. she’s not very liked by a LOT of ppl and i really wouldnt like that Leah would be portrayed by Vanessa.. ugh!

  9. Ivonne M says:

    well i can actually see both of them portraying leah. Although Brenda Song is Asian, i think she would be able to pull it off.. look at this pic
    http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/m/asian_excellence_awards_3_240408/brenda_song_1835238.jpg

    and vanessa Hudgens also seems like a good choice, i think she would be able to pull it off as well. She has long dark hair and a beautiful skin tone just like native americans. just my opinion

  10. Renata says:

    Neither of them.. they both dotn work fof the job..

  11. Someone Else says:

    Are you people high (on stuipidity ) She CANNOT play Leah Clearwater. Why doesn’t Vanessa just go make more gay High School Musicals instead of trying to ruin the movie.

  12. Valentina says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooo!
    Vanessa Hudgens is synonymous of HMS! She is not appropriate for New Moon! PLEASE DON’T DO IT!

  13. Tori says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER! THEY CANT DO THAT! SHE WOULDNT WORK AS LEAH…NO JUST NO

  14. CullenCrazy17 says:

    well idk i guess it couldnt b worse thn the thought of jacob almost being recast (thnk god he didnt) but i just dont picture her as leah. idk how exactly to describe it but i guess i just dont c her being able to act like leah (like personality), thn again idk if i can think of anyone to play leah so who evr they find is fine for me!

  15. Jessica says:

    See I am kinda wierd in the way that I really like new unknown actors to well known actors. When I see an actor I have seen in several movies I start to think of those other movies and compare and it kinda ruins the whole thing for me. I think that expirenced actors have there place but not in Twilight or rather New Moon.

  16. Pilar says:

    well i dont have much to say about brenda song but i really dont think that venassa hudgens should be in ant of the twilight movies at ALL! im sorry but i dont like her and she played a sweet inocent new girl in the high school musical movies but i think that, that would be the worst choice that summit and the director could possible make!

  17. Amanda Cullen says:

    I don’t want either of them to play Leah. They are not appropriate and they are not even the right ethnicity for the part. If Chris Weitz really has the best interest of the movie and the franchise in mind, he will not cast either one of them as Leah and he will find a Native American actress to play the feisty Leah.

  18. Jo says:

    That has to be the very worst idea I have ever heard. If Disney people start popping up everywhere I really don’t think my stomach will be strong enough to handle the movie.

  19. Haley Lautner says:

    not gonna work. Vanessa looks like Leah imo, but that’s where it stops. if a Native girl isn’t cast i’ll be po’ed. and if Vanessa is cast, i’ll be po’ed beyond belief. Vanessa’s done some badddd stuff (nude pix scandal, anyone?) and she is so closely affiliated with HSM that a lot of people, me included, wouldn’t be able to look at Leah past Gabriella. i agree with Jessica on casting an unknown.

    peace, love, and Twilight
    Haley

  20. Chenya says:

    HELL FREAKING NO! Please don’t people!

  21. Maddison says:

    No .. i don’t like her. She will probably break out in some crappy song halfway through the movie like in HSM. She only wants this part so she can get her clothes off and have a reason for it.
    Get an unknown actress.. not some crappy actress from Disney

  22. Lily❤Jacob says:

    NO!! Leah has to look mean and miserable. Vanessa looks like a happy little girl scout!! Someone else, please!!

  23. Tatum says:

    her rep confirmed that there was no audition.

  24. The REAL Mrs. Edward Cullen says:

    Please don’t. I can see the lure it may have for Summit, since having a Disney channel ‘star’ would possibly bring in more audiences, but all of us who have been here from the beginning wont take Leah seriously if Hudgens plays her. Nothing against Hudgens, but she needs some time to break away from the Disney image until she can be taken seriously in other roles.

    And aside from all of that, I just don’t see it. I don’t see Vanessa with her chipper voice and girly girly style playing Leah. Especially once we get into Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. And I really really think it will take away from the credibility of the movie.

    Just my humble opinion, and for the record, I have nothing against Hudgens. I just think she should stick to Disney-esque movies for a while before ‘moving on’ because she wont be able to go back.

    xoxo, I trust you Chris Weitz

  25. Team Edcob says:

    Nooooooo!! I’m so sorry..!! But I don’t want her as Leah..! Please..! I’m only going to think of High school musical when I’m watching it,, and HSM and twilight is two complitely different things!!!!

  26. ashley says:

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
    i never imagined one of them to play Leah!!!
    ugh and it had to be vanessa?!?!? i really dont like her i hope they pick someone!

  27. Kate says:

    ???

    NO!

    I’m trying very very hard to contain myself. Vanessa can’t act. End of story. She WILL NOT ruin this movie!

  28. wendy says:

    Sorry to keep digging in to this point, but can they afford her?? With such a small budget it seems that all the money is going in to the acting!?!?! What about the special effects budget! If the rotten special effects pulls you out of the moment all the ‘great acting’ won’t matter.
    Take Notice- I just read an article in one of my husbands magazines this weekend and she is PART American Indian, although I don’t think it is a large part. Just for information sake.

  29. Team ANYONE BUT DISNEY PEOPLE says:

    ok, I know this is going to piss some people off but bear with me. While the love story behind Twilight appeals to all people, vampires and mythical creatures tend to appeal to a darker audience. Example, Hot Topic (a merchandise chain that draws punk rockers and goths) is the major carrier of Twilight merchandise and frankly, the idea of Disney channel characters playing roles in a story that is geared towards the 13 and over crowd (whereas HSM appeals to the pre-teener) leads me to believe that whoever is in charge of casting is much more interested in fulfilling some sort of agenda that doesn’t revolve sticking the the spirit of Twilight.

    Maybe an agenda like gaining a younger audience.

    Lets call a spade a spade. No production company would ever think that casting a disney channel actor to do the voice over would get pre-teeners to watch a documentary on African ants. Why ruin a role with someone that would take away from the dignity of the role? Summit Productions and the casting crew of New Moon need to appeal to the true audience and not fantasize about getting the audience that they’ll actually get in 2 years when Eclipse or Breaking Dawn come out any earlier.

  30. Fally Wally says:

    Okay I can’t see that weirdo Vanessa as Leah. Leah’s too tough. Vanessa probally screams when she breaks a nail. Thats so not how Leah would act come on. And No offense to Brenda but she looks Asian. I couldn’t see any Disney queens or princesses as one of the wolf pack.

    xoxoxo

  31. Laura says:

    Brenda is Asian. So, heck no! Vanessa is pretty and could be Leah but she will want a lot of money but she has a lot of crazy fans. These fans will probably come to New Moon. But I think… NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

  32. Lucy says:

    NOOOOOO!!!!! ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NO!!!

  33. Brystel says:

    QUIT JUDING HER ON DISNEY! JACKSON RATHEBONE WAS A DISNEY ACTOR AND NONE OF YOU CARED PLEASE NO MEAN COMMENTS! JUDGE HER ON HER ACTING NOT HSM!

  34. Morgan says:

    NO! Vanessa Hudgens or Brenda Song just CANNOT play anything in Twilight!

  35. Olinda says:

    NOO!!
    what?!!
    i don’t like vanessa!! and she is not good for the role of leah either!
    maybe brenda.. but she is asian
    so.. i think that they should found someone else..
    THEY CANNOT PLAY LEAH!

  36. Lena says:

    no,no,no i dont like vanessa for leah, i have nothing against her but to me she seems too sweet and young to be leah, she just always looks like gabriella from HSM is difficult to picture her being as sarcastic and annoying as leah clearwater, and i like brenda but mmm she is not native american i think it should be some unknown actress like we had in twilight, sorry if grammar is not perfect, its difficult to write in english for me.

  37. Nichola says:

    Boooooooooo
    Get an unknown to play Leah! Casting unkowns worked with the rest of the cast!!

  38. Jacob's Girl says:

    one word – ewww!

  39. TwiGirl says:

    Oh FREAK NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I sware on everything that is holy I WILL NOT see New Moon if that bimbo in in that movie!!! Oh no!! Come on guys shes a High School Muscial brat, shes not the one to get down and be mean like Leah. And on anyother point, shes not even like Native American, get some one local or something! Please Im on my knees right now, please DONT cast her!!! Please, please, please, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Steven says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  41. lilyasia cullen says:

    I’m a big Vanessa Hudgens fan and I think she will make a great Leah.She did well with High School Musical and I think she can pull it off.

  42. Reni says:

    NOPE NOPE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT RUIN TWILIGHT!!!!!! HSM IS HORRIBLE AND VANESSA IS JUST UGH!!!!!!
    NO!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 100000000000.100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 NO SHE CANT DO THAT PLEASE DO NOT CAST HER SHE A BIOACTH IM SORRY BUT SHE IS!!!

  43. hayley-reigh says:

    NO NO NO NO!!!!!!

    Both of them are horrible actresses…and should not be apart of the twilight movies. They would only be doing it for fame and money and not because they love and appreciate the books!

    do NOT let disney stars be in the movies!!!

  44. Ashley T. says:

    NOOOOO Please dont do it! If she was in it i would just think of all the high school musical movies and that would just ruin it and plus leah is a native, it just wont work!

  45. Ashley says:

    NOOOOO!!!!! I ♥ VANESSA AND BRENDA BUT, PLEASE NOT NEW MOON! LEAH CLEARWATER HAS 2 BE PLAYED BY A VERY MATURE ACTRESS THAT KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS LEAH. SHE HAS 2 PORTARY LEAH’S FEELING OF BEING UNWANTED AND UNLOVED AND I THINK THEY NEED AN OLDER ACTRESS 2 REALLY SHOW THAT. THIS IS EXACTLY WAT I WAS SAYING AND BEGGING NOT 2 HAPPEN: “NO DISNEY STARS!!!!!” PLEASE! ALSO, I CAN’T PICTURE THE 2 PLAYING WEREWOLVES! XD LOL

  46. Rebecca Lynn says:

    Oh please NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will ruin Twilight! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!
    Seriously… this cannot happen. If either of them gets the role i will be rather upset. NO!!!!!!

  47. amanda says:

    she suppose t ba an idian.. her?? no .. totaly wrong for the part and her vocie is realy annoying

  48. the twilight freak says:

    You guys leaving comments like, “Brenda Song is ASIAN” need to get a life.
    stop being so racist…well u guyz aren’t really being racist but i just think that its a weird reason and could be said in a better way. You could say that Brenda doesn’t look like a native american. and guess what? the ancestors of the Native americans came to the present day U.S. from ASIA. the whole world is technically asain becuz i said so and becuz i can probably prove it scientifically too. but you guyz probably dont even care so i wont.
    There is nothing wrong with being asain. If half the planet didn’t know who taylor lautner (woot! go taylor!) was and I told them he was part japanese, they would probably believe me.
    SO STOP BEING PARTIALLY RACIST. if that’s possible.
    as for vanessa…..she is such a noob.
    i would love to see her in new moon though. do you know why? she can’t act and it’ll be SOOOO funny when she’s trying to be leah.
    and don’t worry. she wont ruin the movie…
    she’ll just lighten the tense atmosphere in the scenes that she is in.

  49. NERD. says:

    amanda, its native american. not indian.
    that’s like totally an insult to indians(you know…the people who live in india or people of indian origin).

    GLOBALISM…peoplz….EVER HEARD OF IT?

  50. Carly K says:

    So, I am hoping that the Disney rumors are only rumors. I hear that this girl is being considered for Leah:
    http://nicole-lee-smith-photos.blogspot.com/
    From what I can find, she is a Native American actor from Seattle. I personally would like to see some “unknown” actors fill the roles, it is kind of hard to picture a HS musical character while reading the books. But who knows?!?

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