They used to be Disney princesses, but actresses Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez are all going for a different demographic these days. The former Disney stars are slated to star in some decidedly adult roles in two upcoming projects. Will their Disney fans follow themâ"or is this stuff beyond PG-13?
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ashley Tisdaleâs days as Sharpay Evans are done. The âHigh School Musical Starâ is about to graduate to the role of an escort on the FX series, âSons of Anarchy.â The two-episode arc will feature Tisdale as high-paid escort Emma Jean. Ashley Tisdaleâs âSons of Anarchyâ guest spot will air next season.
And âWizards of Waverly Placeâ star Selena Gomez will co-star with another âHigh School Musicalâ alum, Vanessa Hudgens, in the upcoming flick âSpring Breakers.â
The movie is about a group of bikini-clad college girls who rob a store to fund their spring break trip and wind up in jail, only to be bailed out by a drug dealer who introduces them to his sordid world of drugs, sex and violence.
Selena Gomez told Interview magazine that she even had to learn how to smoke for the role.
âI mean, I'd never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life," she said. "It was really funny -- they had to show me how to do it."
As for her Disney days, Gomez told Elle Magazine, "Disney is a machine, so people automatically assume that you can't work for the channel unless you act and sing and dance and sign up for all that. That's absolutely not true. I always did everything the way I wanted to do it."