Vanessa Hudgens covers the October issue of Marie Claire magazine.
Read on to discover what Hudgens had to say about enjoying life, how she dealt with her nude photo leak scandal and much more.
On not being tied to her phone:
“If you’re always worried about being on your phone, then you really are missing out on everything that’s happening in front of you,”
On loving her alone time:
“I can be in a big crowd and get along, but I’m totally fine being by myself as well,”On enjoying life:
“A sense of knowing I’m a part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more. And not worry about the little things.”
On what bothers her:
“When people fight. That gives me really bad anxiety. When people can’t resolve things, it really upsets me.”
On how people responded to her once she became famous:
“I’m a private person. Nothing can prepare you for that.” On a press tour in London, “there were so many fans flocking our car, it was rocking back and forth — like we were the Beatles or something. It was bananas.”
On how she dealt with her photos being leaked online:
“I couldn’t do anything but laugh. It’s amazing how people like to create something out of absolutely nothing,” she says. “I am human like everyone else. I am aware that there are people who look up to me. When mistakes are made, they aren’t intentional, and I constantly push myself to be a better person.” The lessons learned are implicit in her attitude toward protecting herself. “It’s one thing to have a chat with someone, it’s another to have them know your deepest, darkest secrets. Just because people enjoy watching you in films doesn’t mean they have to know everything about your entire life.”
Pick up the October issue of Marie Claire when it hits newsstands September 17.