Vanessa Hudgens, of squeaky clean High School Musical fame, is rumored to be up for the role of Leah Clearwater in the Twilight sequel New Moon. For those of you who haven't read the books, Leah is Native American (Quileute to be exact) and also the only female werewolf (hence my image!). If Hudgens lands the role she will join Taylor Lautner in filling out the werewolf pack.
Not that this doesn't happen all the time in Hollywood (see also: Jake Gyllenhaal as a Persian prince), but I wonder if fans of the books would prefer a Native-American actress to play the part (though Hudgens is partially of Native-American descent).
What do you think of this casting rumor? Is Hudgens right for this role?