It’s about time! After much anticipation, Ashley Tisdale finally reveals whether or not she will be reprising her iconic role as Sharpay Evans in ‘High School Musical 4.’ Watch here to find out what she has to say!
So, will the drama queen of East High be making an epic return to High School Musical 4!? We sure hoped so, and in an interview with NEW YOU’s Summer Issue, Ashley Tisdale, 30, is finally breaking her silence on the rumors. See her explanation here!
Unfortunately, this one is a definitive no. “Looking back, it was such a perfect thing for it’s time and was so pure that I just don’t know how you go from there,” Ashley says. “High School Musical didn’t make us, we made High School Musical because of our friendship, how close we were, and the magic there at the time.” Aw!
Though Ashley looks back fondly at the time on set with co-stars Zac Efron, 28, and Vanessa Hudgens, 27, she also admits that being Sharpay hasn’t been easy in the years following. Her character – even if she is undeniably fabulous – has been hard to shake.
“It’s been challenging,” Ashley admits. “I think people in this business put you in a box and label you for what they think they know of you and what character you have played. Sharpay was such an awesome character, but at the end of the day it was a character; it wasn’t me.”
“Anything that I’ve gotten since then, TV-wise and movie-wise, is me really fighting for it,” Ashley adds, of her struggle to find work after HSM. “I think that journey is what makes me so grateful for everything. If I was handed stuff all the time, I don’t know if I would be the person I am today.”
As sad as this may seem, we are siked to see that Ashley’s journey has paid off! She’s come quite a long way. She even recently released a makeup line, Illuminate, which she hopes will send an inspiring message to young girls and women.
“For us, as a company, we’re really about women’s empowerment. Our main stories always have a woman character,” Ashley said. We can’t argue with that!
So, HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to High School Musical 4?