Vanessa Hudgens Shows Off A Severe New Look For Her New Movie


High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is trying to expand her acting portfolio by taking on a gritty new film role that requires her to undergo a pretty severe make-over. In Gimme Shelter, Vanessa plays a pregnant teen who has been tossed into the streets and must fend for herself … so it’s basically Papa Don’t Preach: The Movie. Vanessa’s Shelter character, as you can see below, makes her look much different than we are used to. Tattoos? Check. Body piercings? Check. Take a look below.

It’s Vanessa Hudgens as you’ve never seen her before! The 22-year-old actress shed her squeaky clean Disney image on the set of her new movie yesterday in Newark, NJ — where she was sporting cropped hair, an and lip eyebrow piercing, a few extra pounds and neck tattoos. Hudgens is currently filming a movie called “Gimme Shelter,” where she plays a young girl who gets kicked out of her father’s home after becoming pregnant and deciding to keep the baby. Of the movie, Vanessa recently said “I have been so stupidly busy working on Gimme Shelter. I’m so excited and proud of the work I’ve been doing and let me tell you, you all are going to be SHOCKED with how I look in this movie. It’s crazy sauce. Lol only one more week of shooting till I’m done!”

While I severely doubt that Gimme Shelter will be Oscar material, it’s no secret that folks in Hollywood take on these “ugly” roles to get critical acclaim or to prove seriousness to their craft. By showing the regular folk that pretty Hollywood celebs can be “ugly” too, actors tend to get the attention they seek. I think it’s hilar to see Vanessa lookin’ like this … now, let’s see if she has the acting chops to pull off the role.

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

  • Claire

    Holy shit. My mind was just blown. That is a crazy make-under.

  • Margie

    More like a make-under. Wowza. I’m keeping my baby!

  • Lacey

    In the first pic she looks like a 10 year old boy. Weird.

  • krissy

    Love you Trent, but I think your attitude on this is a little mean. When Christian Bale looks like a crack head for a role it, it is because he is a serious actor. When females change their looks for a role, it is because they are seeking attention? Maybe, like Bale, Vanessa is interested in exploring her craft?

    I am not a “fan” of Vanessa’s (I haven’t ever watched anything she has been in), but I think that if she was in this business for her craft, this is what she would be doing. Not all of her characters are going to look like her on a regular day.

    • @krissy — I’m not disparaging Vanessa because she’s a woman … my point is that ALL Hollywood actors go “ugly” for critical acclaim … including Christian Bale.

    • Louigi12

      Christian Bale and Vanessa Hudgens – such an apt comparison.

    • @Louigi12 — LOL. For the record, *I* was not comparing them :)

  • I don’t think she’s a very good actress, but it looks like she’s pretty serious about acting. (I can’t imagine Lindsay Lohan ever cutting her hair like that for a part.)*

    • flor

      Lindsay is a better actress and coul pull off whatever she wants… she only needs to get her act together that i doubt it will happen


    She is a HORRENDOUS actress! One of the worst. Her and Kristen Stewart are almost at the same level, but Kristen (EEP!) is a little bit better than her.

    • Louigi12

      Couldn’t agree more.

  • Connie

    I think she looks like the kid from H.R Puff n Stuff.

  • strawberry

    oh my god didn’t she say in an interview somewhere she wanted to cut her hair off after finishing some film? i hope she reconsiders again after seeing these pictures!

  • strawberry

    and someone shows that zac guy these pictures so he’d break it off completely with her

  • jess

    was she required to gain weight for the roll too cause she looks like total shit AND fatter than usual

  • BionicMidget

    She is playing a PREGNANT teen. I am not going to running to a theater to see her movies but I have watched a few that she is in. (Granted that has more to do with the fact I watch things before my 7 yr old does or with him.) She isn’t that bad. I am usually very objective and feel like everyone has their own opinion so I bite my tongue or just close the tab, in this case. I am curious to see this movie. It seems to have a plot that has been on Lifetime but who knows. Give the chick a break on her weight though, there is enough pressure on women for that already.

  • OMG! what just happened to vanessa?! i don’t like it superrr! but i still like vanessa ofcourse