We’re used to seeing Vanessa Hudgens rocking the red carpet in one fabulous outfit after the next, with her signature long dark locks and impeccable make up. But, for her latest role in the indie flick Gimme Shelter, the former Disney star has shocked fans by chopping off her famous hair and packing on the pounds.
The star, who plays a pregnant homeless teen in the upcoming drama out next year, took her role so seriously that instead of donning a wig and wearing a fat suit, she decided to make it look as natural as possible by doing it all for real. “It’s unrecognisable,” said Vanessa of her new look. “Even when I’m like kind of done up, I look in the mirror and I’m like, ‘I don’t know who that is.’”
In another interview, the star admitted to feeling like a ‘soccer mum’. “Honestly, I kind of feel like a soccer mom, but we’re going to let that go,” she joked. “There’s nothing wrong with soccer moms, but I’m only 22! I miss [my hair,] believe me, I do, but there’s nothing I can do about it.”
And, as for the weight, Vanessa, who trained with Navy Seals in preparation for her role in Sucker Punch last year, added on 10 pounds to her slender 5’3” frame for her Gimme Shelter role, which she’s been keen to drop ever since filming wrapped.