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Vanessa Hudgens Rumored to Join Cast of New Moon: Discuss!

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?

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chancleta chancleta 8 years
I'm with Fallen. There's so many amazing Native American female actresses. They can do better.
nicklover nicklover 8 years
CaseyDawn CaseyDawn 8 years Get Q'orianka Kilcher as Leah:
CaseyDawn CaseyDawn 8 years
NOOOO wayy!! I don't think she's a good actress!! Plus she's famous and if you bring in a famous face with a bunch of unknowns it kinda draws attention from the real plot of the story! I don't think she's right for this role!!!!
Evelyn36 Evelyn36 8 years
Okay, love the picture. Except, come on, Vanessa Hudgens, a Disney princess, playing Leah, wolf girl with an attitude, yeah right. I'm really really really hoping that this is just a rumor, High School Musical and Twilight may have both been HUGE successes but taking a star from one and putting them in the other generally just pulls down the ratings. A squeaky clean HSM star in a Twilight role, it'll just ruin it. Plus, Leah is native-American, Vanessa is not. No, just no.
BeLLaWaRd94 BeLLaWaRd94 8 years
> Or MaYbe vanessa hudgens is going to be the maid of leah clearwater in new moon???
BeLLaWaRd94 BeLLaWaRd94 8 years
> YuXXX!!!!! > am i CraZy oR whaT?? > wHo will be the director of new moon??? i knew its not going to be catherine hardwicke.. because catherine wardwicke is a very careful in picking the actors and actresses in the movie.. just like the twilight... all actors and actresses are very..... AMAZING and EXCELLENT!!!
niamhybbz niamhybbz 8 years
i dont think vanessa is at all right for the part, when i was reading the book i pictured her to be a beautifull woman and she looks more like a teenager than a woman...but we'll have to wait and see. if the roumers are true i'll be exited to find out how she gets on in the film
lil-fresh lil-fresh 8 years
no i dont think vanessa hudgens should play da part because she dosent look like da type of person dat would be a ware wolf ..and she dont even look native american she is 2 prepey 4 dis movie
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Get Q'orianka Kilcher, there. You have your werewolf.
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
i think she is too famous to play the role of leah. i heard she didn't audition and it was all a rumor...
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
who? sorry, not into HSM. too old for that. HOWEVER, from the sounds/look of it, not right for the role of leah. we need a tough chick with a bitchy 'tude yet still down to earth. they are ruining this series....
najat-alotaibi najat-alotaibi 8 years
SHE WOULD of made the movie so so BAD!!!
najat-alotaibi najat-alotaibi 8 years
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
This rumor was just debunked, thankfully. Not that I care much about the Twilight franchise, but I'm glad Vanessa Hudgens won't ruin it. I can't stand her. I think Q'Orianka Kilcher from The New World is gorgeous and would be good in this role.
act-natural act-natural 8 years
I will actully be very disaponted if she is, shes a bad acter and shes to famus for the part (tho thares no resson she shuld be famus) and shes prepy! when people see her in the movie thare not gunna think of leah thare gunna think of venessa! i think it would completly destroy and throw off the whole movie...
emcoreXD emcoreXD 8 years
Thats freaky wierd. shes not cut out for the role. plus i'm already pissed at the unshal stream of fans, clouding the twilight movie already, its like read the books you freaks. i reckon she will only bring heards of fans with her, thats all we need. the movie will probly resemble nothing to the book anyway.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Considering the fact that all the Were are direct descendants of the tribe, she just isn't Native American enough looking and nothing she's done has suggested that she is a talented enough actress to play this far against her type cast. Unless they are really messing with the books, I too don't understand why they would cast Leah for New Moon.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
no thanks. not because she isn't native just don't think she could do leah clearwater like i want
bellacullen14 bellacullen14 8 years
NOOOOOOOO!! PLEEEEAAASSSEEE NOOOOO!!! I mean, it's not really a big part in the movie, but come on!! Sorry to all the people who like her, but I am not a big fan, actually I hate her! Pleeaaaseeee noooo!!!! I definitely agree with genesisrocks.
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
Yuck no. She is not perfect for the part. At all. And if they do it, it will only be to suck more people into seeing this movie. Ugh. Please no.
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
I'm not dim enough to read twilight or watch the film, but I have to say this would be PERFECT casting. Merge the HSM and Twilight empires for the silly, shallow tweens out there! IT'll be just as fabulous, and empty as the rest of the franchise!
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