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.
By Roxy Simons For Mailonline. The actress, 31, called the incident 'traumatising' as she spoke with Cosmopolitan magazine on Thursday, before going on to discuss the MeToo movement and her own experience in the industry. Of the leak, the High School Musical star admitted: 'It was a really traumatising thing for me. Saying it made her feel as if she lost 'all grip of [her] own privacy' after the intimate photo was released, Vanessa added that she found it 'sad' that 'people take it too far and end up divulging things that should be personal. Turning the topic to the MeToo movement, Vanessa revealed that she had 'been talked to in inappropriate ways' but would tell them they were 'completely out of line' when it happened in the past. She explained: 'I'm the type of person in any situation, whether it's an audition or in work, if I feel uncomfortable, I'm going to walk away or let that person know they're making me feel uncomfortable.
As fans may recall, back in September , a nude photo of the former Disney star, then 18 years old, was leaked online, spurring headlines and humiliation for the young star. News at the time. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends. While she bore the blame for the breach of privacy back then, Hudgens is not mincing words about that invasive scandal today. It feels like that shouldn't be the case, but unfortunately if enough people are interested, they're going to do everything they can to get to know as much about you as they can, which is flattering, I guess, but then people take it too far and end up divulging things that should be personal. 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. I have been in situations where I've been talked to in inappropriate ways, but right then, in that moment, I was the person to just say, 'No. Why would you say that? You're completely out of line. As long as you hold your ground, no one will bring you down.
Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Jan. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. The former Disney star was just 18 years old at the time and now, at 31, she's reflecting on the "really f--ked up" ordeal she went through and why she originally took the blame for it. It's really f--ked up that people feel like they are entitled enough to share something that personal with the world," she told Cosmopolitan UK. 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. Hudgens has more clarity on the incident now and originally apologized for taking the photos.