Vanessa Hudgens returns to East High from High School Musical

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8. The sibling rivalry was just as real for Ashley and Lucas off-screen as it was on-screen…at least initially. “We weren’t close. We weren’t good friends…we hated each other,” Ashley admitted during a video she recorded with Lucas for her YouTube channel. Lucas added that the pair were “not on the best of terms” when they began filming the first film, but eventually became close friends. How fabulous!

9. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Lucas revealed that he was pushing to explore Ryan’s sexuality early on. “After reading the script, the first thing I said was [Kenny Ortega] was, ‘Okay, Kenny, Ryan’s gay, right? I know it’s Disney Channel, so I’m not really going to be gay, but I mean, yeah, right? And he’s like, ‘Well, think of it this way: you have an opportunity to play a character who’s young, who’s interested in theatre, who’s an artist, and let’s approach it from that point of view’.” explained Lucas. “He was talking to me about his own life and he said, ‘I see a lot of myself in Ryan. Yes, I knew I was gay in high school, but I didn’t tell anyone. It was about making it happen.”

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