Vanessa Hudgens Takes HIV-Positive Junkie Stripper Role in 'Rent'

Vanessa Hudgens Takes HIV-Positive Junkie Stripper Role in 'Rent'-photo

Vanessa Hudgens is ready to give the world another song-and-dance routine. But this one is going to run a little darker and deeper than the typical Disney joint.

The High School Musical sweetheart has signed on for a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent, which will run August 6-8 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and will be directed by How I Met Your Mother star/awards-show standby Neil Patrick Harris.

In a bold new career turn, Hudgie Bear will play HIV-positive, drug-addicted S&M dancer Mimi Marquez.

While it remains to be seen how Hudgens will fare in the role, Harris gushed over her talents in a statement, noting,

"She came in for a work session, and I must say, Vanessa really impressed. She looks amazing, has great vocal chops and seems really committed to honoring the somewhat iconic role of Mimi. I look forward to audiences seeing a dark, edgy and very different side of Vanessa Hudgens this August."

Do you think the world is ready for a whole new Vanessa Hudgens? Share your predictions in the comments section.

 

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  • rachel
    rachel

    gosh where do u know that she isnt talented!!!!?? only because she was from disney!? u are believing in every lil sh*t u hear!!! i KNOW that vanessa is talented!!!!ok!?!?!? u guys are jealous,because her boyfriend is zac efron give her a second chance!!!!she is amazing,she is talented and beautiful and a nice person.dont hurt her.,..u dont know her!!!!!!!U SUCK!!!!

  • queen
    queen

    I know people like to venture in different roles but I think sometimes choosing the wrong ones can affect the image portrayed by actors and actresses and could put a very negative image out there. There are other roles that can benefit a better portrayal of character and acting abilities. Sometimes going totally opposite can have a negative outcome.

  • kiki
    kiki

    So she's playing herself... :/ i can't believe how bi***ches can be the girls ......well let me tell you something that's calling ''be a litle hen ''litle coward btw CONGRATULATIONS VANESSA ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡you're amazing no matter what the people thinks

  • Andrea
    Andrea

    ummmmmmm i totally and definitely, dont think she could pull off mimi. To start off, vanessa's voice is soooooooo not like mimi's. And i just dont think she'll make a goood mimi. Why dont they just use rosario dawson like in the 2005 movie? rosario is the awesomest mimi i've ever seen.

  • Caitlinxx
    Caitlinxx

    So she's playing herself... :/

  • carolhotpink
    carolhotpink

    Cool!

  • tami
    tami

    She'll be great in Rent. Great role for Vanessa. And it's being directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Wow.

  • Jodi
    Jodi

    YEAH!!!!! Vanessa will blow people away in her role as Mimi. This girl has done musical theater since she was 8. YEAH!!!!!

  • guest
    guest

    i agree, there are better singers out there. i don't get why they choose her. she can't even act. Actually, the industry doesn't think this way. She has many roles and scripts under her belt so it doesn't matter what commenters like you think of her. She keeps going on with her career. Sure, she has to train herself more but I'm confident she will stay in the industry for 20-30 years.

  • Leyah
    Leyah

    To me, this has disaster written all over it. I've heard the girl, and she doesn't have the power to pull off Mimi. i agree, there are better singers out there. i don't get why they choose her. she can't even act.

  • rina
    rina

    she is quite talented, and I look forward to her pleasantly surprising a lot of haters out there!

  • what what
    what what

    Will she show us her boobs? Cause that's the only thing she's got talent for. can i like ur comment? haha

  • sophie1986
    sophie1986

    Will she show us her boobs? Cause that's the only thing she's got talent for.

  • jamie
    jamie

    this sounds awesome, and as always, im sure she'll do great. Neil Patrick Harris knows what hes doing

  • Janna
    Janna

    To me, this has disaster written all over it. I've heard the girl, and she doesn't have the power to pull off Mimi.

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    HIV-Positive Junkie Stripper Role?? that's not even an ACT!!!

  • julie04
    julie04

    That could be exciting. I wonder what would happen if the headline "Vanessa and Zac Split" would go through the world . Now THAT would be an interesting topic. The whole Disney World would collapse...