Vanessa Hudgens is revealing the important lesson she got from her Second Act colleague Jennifer Lopez.
The young artist explained that while filming, she had an “insane connection” with JLo, who wanted to mentor her on and off set.
“We’d be between sets, and we’d just talk. I’d tell her about my career and where I think I’m lacking, and she’d tell me what she thinks the right steps are to get to where I want to be,” Hudgens confides in an interview with Haute Living Magazine.
"Specifically, she told me, ‘If you aren’t happy in a certain aspect of your career, look at who is doing what you want to be doing, and mimic it,’” Hudgens recalls. “[Jennifer] was great at being like, ‘In order to do that, you’ve got to do this,’ and she spells it out in the most simplistic way possible. And I’d be like, ‘Oh yeah, of course, I’ll do that, and I’m going to conquer the world just like you!’”
“[Jennifer] is the queen,” Hudgens added. “She’s the O.G. of rom-com; she starred in my favorite [films] growing up. When I came in to do camera tests with her, I immediately felt this insane connection. She’s so real and honest. It was something magical that happened then; that continued to happen as we were filming. I felt like we got to a point where we could be in a scene, and we were talking telepathically, where she’d be trying to tell me something, and I’d just go with it. I’d be like, ‘Are you trying to tell me this because I feel like you are?’ And she’d say, ‘Yes, baby.’ I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, I totally read your mind!’”