Vanessa Hudgens Says Watch More Films
And not just hers!
Teen queen Vanessa Hudgens, the star of new film Beastly, has been speaking to FILMCLUB - the nationwide education charity and experts in films for young people - about the importance of watching a variety of films, supporting the charity’s mission to broaden young people’s diet of film watching.
The actress - who has appeared in some of the biggest teen films of recent years, including the High School Musical trilogy, Bandslam and Sucker Punch - said; “Watching a wide range of films gives you more knowledge - it opens your eyes to different aspects of life that you probably wouldn’t normally ponder yourself.”
She added; “It’s an amazing creative outlet, it allows you to inspire your mind and think about different things…it’s a getaway. Watching movies is an amazing escape from your present. It allows you to kind of be free.”
The teen star also revealed what she believes is the secret to a good teen film; “Honestly, I think a good romance! It’s so much fun when you get to watch a film that takes you out of your situation and allows you to fully emerge yourself in to a beautiful love story.”
As a modern re-telling of the classic Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Beastly follows a long tradition of fairytales being brought to life on the big screen.
If you like the look of Beastly – which is released in UK cinemas on 22 April - why don’t you also try some other cinematic tales with similar themes, with these FILMCLUB recommendations…
- La Belle Et La Bete (PG) – the inventive and magical French version of the Beauty and The Beast fairy tale, with effects that must be seen to be believed
- The Elephant Man (PG): Beautiful account of John Merrick, rescued from a cruel circus sideshow by Dr Treves and the possibility of hope and humanity.
- Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (U): Animated classic that proves yet again that true beauty lies not in the way people look, but what is in their heart
- Enchanted (PG): A very modern fairy tale about a cartoon character who enters the real world, Enchanted is delightful, hilarious and irreverent
FILMCLUB is a nationwide education charity, which helps schools set-up and run film clubs, giving young people the chance to watch, debate and review the very best in cinema.
Please visit www.filmclub.org for more information, and find out how to join.