Casting Rumor: Vanessa Hudgens Auditions for New Moon

Posted on January 12, 2009

There's a casting rumor going around the Vanessa Hudgens has auditioned or is auditioning for a role in New Moon. Actress Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen in the Twilight films, told MTV that she thought Vanessa Hudgens would be great in the role.

With all the "New Moon" casting rumors that have been floating around since "Twilight" hit theaters, we were especially wondering who would play werewolf Leah Clearwater, Jacob Black's feisty and heartbroken frienemy.

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.

We ran into Alice herself at a Golden Globes afterparty, and she told us she'd be happy to co-star with Hudgens. "I think she'd be great," Greene enthused.

Some of the comments on another MTV article here indicate there are many Twilight fans who don't want Vanessa Hudgens to get the job. These fans might be misguided. Just be she starred in the High School Musical movies doesn't mean she can't play any other character. She would also bring a lot of star power to the sequel. But it's still just a rumor and unclear whether Vanessa is really even auditioning.

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