“I was over the moon, are you kidding?” Hudgens said recently. “I was so surprised, actually. I put a lot of work into it. The part wasn’t offered to me. I went in, I did several reads – I think about four. And when I got the call, oh my god. Happiest girl alive.”
“It’s the best,” she said. “I love auditions because when you get it, it’s the most rewarding thing. It’s so much better than having something handed to you.”
“I start off in a mental institute,” Hudgens, 21 , had told Nylon Magazine about Sucker Punch, in comments published in its May issue. “And one of the girls gets signed up for a lobotomy. In order to cope with what she’s going through, she images the entire place as a brothel.”
“Every time she’s forced to dance, she closes her eyes, and when she opens them, she’s in an extreme situation – like one time, it’s samurai’s coming after her. At one point, we all play hookers. And there are burlesque shows. I do a belly dance in the most amazing belly-dance costume you have ever seen in your life,” the magazine quoted Hudgens as saying.