Vanessa Hudgens can't wait for the upcoming High School Musical reunion.
Hudgens, along with Ashely Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Kaycee Stroh, Olesya Rulin and director Kenny Ortega will reunite next month at party benefiting Monique Coleman's GimmeMo' foundation.
"She gave me a call and she was like, 'Would you like to that? Is this something that interests you?' and I was like, 'Yes, yes, and yes,'" Hudgens told me while promoting her upcoming indie drama Gimme Shelter. "Me and Ashley had always joked around about having a High School Musical reunion. And we all love each other. We had the most amazing time of our lives together. To be able to come back after five years now, it'll be a really amazing thing. We're trying to set a date."
She added, "It's just an excuse for all of us to see each other, really."
Coleman posted a video announcing the reunion on YouTube last month.
"The rumors are true," it says. "But it's not for a new movie—it's a for a cause."
The night is billed as the High School Musical Reunion Party.
Will Zac Efron be there?
"Thanks for organizing the #HSMreunion @gimmemotalk!" he tweeted. "Sorry I can't be there, but I support your cause. Proud of you M."
The High School Musical franchise began as a television movie on the Disney Channel in 2006. A sequel premiered the next year followed by a feature film in 2008.
The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006.
In 2012, it was reported that the three HSMs have reportedly been watched by more than 225 million viewers.