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Vanessa Hudgens has only recently come around to feminism, thanks to Beyoncé!

Appearing in Broadway's, Gigi, Hudgens told the New York Times that she didn't always believe in feminism because she didn't feel it was affecting women the right way.

"I used to be on the fence about it," she said to the Times, "just because I feel like it gets to a certain place where it almost has the reverse effect, where it's so overpowering and so aggressive that it's like rather than just standing up for female pride and female rights, it becomes, like, 'I am the man.'"

But after some of her High School Musical fans came out to see her onstage, she had a change of heart about it. "It literally felt like it was a massive group of feminists," she said. "You could just feel the serious girl power in the room."

Zac Efron, High School Musical

Of course, the queen of girl power, aka Queen Bey, also helped her come to realize the true meaning of feminism and how women are vying for equal rights.

"But now I feel like there's this new wave of feminists coming up that are truly about equal rights for women," she said. "I mean, Beyoncé is, like, killing the game, and I love her."

The Spring Breakers actress also opened up to the publication about her intense and very public relationship with former co-star Zac Efron, which she admitted became too much for her with fangirls fawning themselves at him (can you blame them?).

"Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares," she confessed. "Then I realized that's not what that's about. 'Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.'"

Since she and Efron called it off, she has been dating Austin Butler, another actor, whom she also met on the set of High School Musical. But she was tied to Efron at that time. In 2011, she and Butler went public with their relationship after she and the Charlie St. Cloud star called it quits. He, on the other hand, has been dating lifestyle blogger Sami Miró