Thankfully Lea Michele was busy filming the final season of Glee. French novelist Colette settled for Vanessa Hudgens to star in the recreated musical version of GiGi. Hudgens has been out of work for refusing to kiss Kylie & Kendall Jenner’s ass for limelight. Will the starring role make her Audrey Hepburn, and catapult her to super stardom? Sure- If Kim Kardashian stops showing her ass, and settles into raising North West.
“Excited isn’t a strong enough word!” the actress, who smashed Zac Efron in Disney Channel’s High School Musical, tells PEOPLE about landing the title role in the Broadway-bound adaptation.
“I’ve been waiting for the right role to come along, and she appeared to me when I was least expecting it,” says Hudgens, 25. “It’s been a lot of fun prepping for Gigi … allowing myself to be as free as possible. I love this character, the music and play so much.”