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VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Talks ‘Powerless’ And Taking Chances


With dramatic work such as Spring Breakers, The Frozen Ground, Gimme Shelter (a personal fav of mine), and a Broadway stint with Gigi, Vanessa Hudgens loves to creatively shake things up. Her latest venture is headlining the NBC comedy Powerless, and in the video below I asked Hudgens about her acting journey.

Vanessa Hudgens - Powerless
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS — NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2017 — NBC’s “Powerless” — Pictured: (l-r) Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

In Powerless, Hudgens is Emily Locke, the Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security. Alan Tudyk plays her boss in the series, which also features the comedic talents of Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, and Ron Funches. Setting a comedy within the DC Universe sounds like a great idea, and to Hudgens taking on the project was a completely new and gratifying challenge to face.

“It’s so hard to foresee what I’m going to do because I’m not sure what opportunity will arise. I’m not sure what I will be most scared of. Because I feel like if it scares me a ton, the more reason I should do it. It’s kind of just leaning into that and trying new things.

Comedy is quite new to me and it’s hard. I feel very blessed and fortunate that I have such an amazing cast that are just so good at it (as well as) directors and writers. It’s just a well supported team that I get to be a part of. So I feel very safe and I’m having so much fun but learning a lot at the same time.”Vanessa Hudgens

Check out the video version of Hudgens’ answer below:

ICYMI, here’s Hudgens harmonizing with Jimmy Fallon over The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You” (Friends):

Powerless debuts Thursday, February 2nd (8:30 pm et/pt).


Greg Srisavasdi
I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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