Reunion this past weekend with my baby @itsashbenzo
Lena Dunham posted this to her instagram this morning with the caption.
I wrote something for the YouTube Music Awards starring Michael Shannon and @vanessahudgens. Tune in tomorrow at 6pm EST to watch Mr Spike Jonze direct the hell out of the madness #ytma
Vanessa attended the “Gimme Shelter” Premiere earlier today we got MQ pictures sorry I promise to get the bigger ones tomorrow <3
Question: How did you make the decision to do this film?
Answer: It was a script that was kind of floating around that my agents brought to my attention. I remember giving it a read, and just automatically knew I had to be a part of this project. I remember my agents being a little curious as to why I was so passionate about pursuing this. I knew from the very beginning that I could do this, and I would transform myself and it would be a groundbreaking moment for me to be able to change myself. I’ve always been a gut person, so when something is speaking to me, that’s all I really listen to.
Q: We know you from “High School Musical,” but this film is totally different. Is this a transition piece for you?
A: Not really. It’s growth. It’s pushing yourself to your limits and doing what scares you. I think that’s the most important thing you can do as an actor, doing something that scares you. I’ve wanted something like this for a while. I wanted something really heavy that I could sink my teeth into.
Q: What was your favorite part of being in the movie?
A: It was such a journey. I think from the beginning, being able to live in the shelter bonding with the girls and bonding with their kids. I love the idea of the transformation actor. I think of myself as a chameleon. I knew that I could change the way I looked, and this was the most drastic makeover I’ve done to myself. I cut my own hair, I gained a lot of weight, which I wasn’t mad at, because I got to eat a lot of ice cream.
Q: Besides being in the film, what made you want to attend the premier at Heartland?
A: I think they have a history of putting on some really important films, ones that change your perspective and really helps you grow as a human. This (“Gimmie Shelter”) totally fits along with it; it’s a different movie and a subject that really hasn’t been touched on much.
Q: What was your takeaway from the film?
A: It was one of those moments that I was definitely scared of it, but because I was scared that’s why I had to do it. So it’s empowering being able to tackle something you set your mind to.
Did everyone see Frozen Ground yet? What’d you think? If you haven’t bought it yet, you can buy it on itunes here.