Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is thinking about kids.

At last night's Commitment to a Cure Gala for the Arthritis Foundation in Beverly Hills, the Spring Breakers starlet noted how many young people are living with juvenile arthritis.

"I love kids," Hudgens said on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton hotel. "The fact that they're suffering from this, it hurts me. I want to try to help and find a cure."

But that's as far as the 23-year-old's maternal instinct has taken her. Asked if she's ready to have kids of her own, Hudgens laughed, "No, no, no, no, no—that's like five nos!

"I love kids and I love puppies," she added. "That doesn't mean I want one."

What Hudgens does want is to get back to her roots. "Honestly, I'm kind of missing musicals," she said. "I really am. I went and saw Wicked the other day on Broadway. I'm obsessed. It's my home."

But she's sticking to music on the big screen. "It's a big commitment," she said of possibly starring in a Broadway show. "I love being a free bird, flying around as I please."

Having kids would definitely clip those wings.

Also at last night's gala, which raised more than $800,000, were Man of Steel star Henry Cavill along with the superhero movie's director Zack Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder (she's chairwoman of the foundation's Pacific region), mommy-to-be Malin Akerman, Chris Meloni, Carla Gugino and Kellie Martin.

Danny Glover received the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award.

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