Belfast Telegraph

Hudgens going back to school?

Vanessa Hudgens says her interest in getting behind the lens is growing as she gets older.

The 24-year-old Spring Breakers star rose to fame at the age of 17 with her role in Disney's High School Musical.

While acquiring an impressive list of credits since, she's also developed an interest in getting behind the lens.

"I got into acting young and I wasn't as fascinated with learning as I am now; the older I get, the more curious I become. I'd like to study film or photography one day," she told UK Cosmopolitan's Cosmo on Campus magazine.

Despite her interest in going back to school Vanessa says one aspect of collegiate life holds absolutely zero appeal.

The actress says her free spirit can sometimes give people the wrong impression she's into partying.

"I love dancing, but that's as far as it goes," she explained. "It's tough because a lot of clubs are everything I loathe, especially in LA. They're always very ego-filled and people get up to mischief. It's just not a pure environment. I stay away from [drugs] because I know it's smart to steer clear."

Vanessa rose to fame with fellow High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale. The pair remain good friends and Vanessa admits her pal is somewhat maternal.

"Ashley always says she wants me to be more cautious. She thinks I'm too trusting. I think I'm fine the way I am, but she thinks I have a tendency to float around on a cloud, which I kind of do," Vanessa shared.

"She's quite protective - she always has my back. If you're my best friend, I'll trust you with my life. There's an assumption celebs only trust friends who are in the same industry, but it's not like that for me. If you click, that's all that matters."

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