Vanessa Hudgens Wants a Little Piece of Janis Joplin

Celebuzz / August 13, 2009

With her own musical career in meteoric ascent, one wouldn’t think that Vanessa Hudgens would feel the need to draw inspiration from other songbirds.

But one would be wrong.

Hudgens tells MTV that she’s really hoping to play “Piece of My Heart” belter Janis Joplin biopic. Apparently, the idea came to her while filming the upcoming Beauty and the Beast interpretation Beastly.

“In Beastly, there’s a Halloween party, and it’s kind of a high school Halloween party. All the girls are dressed up as sl–s, and my character comes in as Janis Joplin,” Hudgens says.  “I would not stop listening to her music [after that], and I think she’s so incredible. I know I don’t look much like her, but you can always hope, right?”

Given that Joplin was voted Ugliest Man on Campus while attending the University of Texas, Hudgens should probably be happy that there’s not much of a resemblance.

Hudgie Bear has some stiff competition in the wanna-be Janis department. Over the years, a number of stars, including Pink, Zooey Deschanel and Renee Zellweger, have been up for the part, but none of the projects have come to fruition.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Vanessa Hudgens could pull off the role of Janis Joplin?