In , the former Disney star had her privacy breached when nude photos of her were leaked online after he phone was hacked. Hudgens, who rose to fame in the first High School Musical film in , went on to discuss the MeToo movement and her own experience in the industry. I take good care of myself. I know the things that matter the most - I do love my job, but my job isn't everything. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
At the time, Hudgens released the following statement to the press:. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends. Disney Channel spokeswoman Patti McTeague also released a statement, which read, "Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment.
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Vanessa, who plays shy schoolgirl Gabriella in the hit Disney movies, managed to survive the embarrassment and says she has no regrets, but admits she learned a tough lesson. Vanessa was 18 when the provocative pictures showing her posing naked and in skimpy lingerie appeared. Its positive messages have given them courage and strength to do things that are different.
The former Disney star, who rose to fame in the first High School Musical TV film in , had her privacy breached in when nude photos of her were leaked online. Vanessa Hudgens has said that actors "lose grip" of their privacy by being in the public eye. Hudgens said that she thinks "there's a disconnect when you see your favourite actress on the screen, and you see them now on your TV in your homes, and you can watch them whenever you want". She added: "There's almost - I don't want to say lack of respect because that sounds negative - but it just makes you feel like you know them even though you don't. At the time of the photo leak, Hudgens apologised for the images and said she was "embarrassed over the situation", and Disney was forced to deny rumours that she would be dropped from the teen film franchise. The actress and music star, who appeared in all three High School Musical films as Gabriella Montez opposite Zac Efron as her love interest Troy Bolton, said that she managed to avoid burning out after being a child star by looking after herself and also by being "a bit anti-social".