Is Vanessa Hudgens getting ready to howl with the cast of “Twilight?”
The “High School Musical” star is being considered for a role in the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” Access Hollywood has confirmed.
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Vanessa has auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater, the series’ lone female werewolf, and is “up for the role,” a source close to Summit Entertainment confirmed.
However, “no official casting announcement has been made,” the source added.
If Vanessa does land the part, she’s already got a thumbs up from one of her would-be co-stars.
“I think she’d be great,” Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen in the film series, told MTV.com.
And in what could prove to be a foreshadowing of their on-screen pairing, Vanessa and Taylor Lautner, who plays “New Moon” werewolf Jacob Black, were on-hand together over the weekend at Access Hollywood’s third annual “Stuff You Must” Golden Globes gift lounge.
Vanessa’s potential character would not be a love interest for Taylor’s character though – in the sequel, Jacob Black becomes romantically involved with Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart).
The two were just a few of the stars who helped raise money at the gift lounge for the charities of Access’ Nancy O’Dell and Billy Bush – Best Buddies & Lollipop Theater Network.
Taylor also showed off his new bulked-up physique for his return as Jacob in “New Moon.”
“I get into the gym every single day, seven days a week, two hours a day, eat as much as I possibly can,” he told Access. “[I’m] going crazy.”
Taylor said he’s put on 26 pounds since starting his training regimen the day after he finished filming “Twilight” — and he’s not done yet.
“I put on 20 pounds and then I guaranteed 10 more pounds,” he said. “I’ve already put on about six, so four more pounds. I’m a man of my word.”
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