As Kenny Ortega told us, the schedule for High School Musical was intense and short. The actors had their own tricks for keeping the energy high. Vanessa Hudgens, who reprises her role as Gabrielle Montez, shared hers.
Vanessa Hudgens Returns to High School Musical 2
“Well, there’s always Red Bull,” she joked. “No, shooting the movie wasn’t hard. I think it was being on tour which was so tough. We were in very high elevations. Our stage was ginormous and we had to run from side to side and I have asthma. That was really tough. I had an asthma attack and I was like freaking out. I think for the most part, just because I had my family around me, it was so much fun.”
When it all came to end, the emotional energy kept her wired. Though the final shots were between Efron and Ashley Tisdale, Hudgens could not keep away.
“They started at seven p.m. and wrapped at 10 in the morning. Just because it was the last night, I was like, ‘I have to be here and savor this moment.’ So I stayed the entire night but shooting every day was amazing. It was seven a.m. I think by the time we shot so we were all extremely tired and in a way glad it was over just so I could go to sleep, but it was magical just being there with everybody, not recreating, doing something new, a different chapter and bringing it out to the world was always exciting.”
High School Musical 2 airs August 17 on Disney Channel.