Now that the matter of who will be playing Jacob Black in the upcoming Twilight sequel New Moon has been settled (and how!), the focus can now turn to other roles in the film. I’m pretty sure that all of the other actors who had roles in the Twilight movie (ie. the Cullen family) will be coming back to reprise their roles but there are a few new characters not introduced in the first movie that have to be cast for the next movie. It turns out that Vanessa Hudgens, of High School Musical fame, has already auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater, who plays the Twilight Saga’s sole female werewolf. If she gets her way, she will be among the new castmembers joining the Twilight Saga — BE WARNED! The following report contains SPOILERS that may ruin your New Moon experience if you have not read the books:
Now here’s a role Vanessa Hudgens would like to sink her teeth into. The High School Musical star has auditioned for the part of werewolf Leah Clearwater in the Twilight sequel New Moon, according to Ashley Green, who played Alice in Twilight. “I think she’d be great,” Greene tells MTV. As Leah, Hudgens, 20, would be a foil to Taylor Lautner, who will reprise his role as werewolf Jacob Black. In the Stephenie Meyer novels, Leah is her pack’s lone female werewolf – and a jilted one, at that. Unlike Hudgens’s Gabriella in HSM, Leah experiences heartbreak, being ditched by classmate (and fellow werewolf) Sam Uley.
HMMM … you know, I’m not immediately repulsed by the idea of Vanessa playing Leah in New Moon. Truth be told, I’ve never seen Vanessa Hudgens act so I can’t comment on that regard but judging by looks alone, I think she could play a respectable Leah Clearwater. I’m sure there are many diehard Twilighters who may balk at the idea of Vanessa joining the Twilight cast … but she will add some more starpower to the Twilight sequel. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen. I’m very curious to see if she manages to get the part … I guess I always figured they’d cast a newcomer but … HMMM. I may have to think on this some more. What do y’all think … could Vanessa Hudgens actually bring Leah Clearwater to life?