Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany Snow at an Event in West Hollywood, April 2009

A lot of stars get into method acting for their roles — we just didn’t expect it from this particular starlet.

On Friday, February 10, Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical fame) revealed on Rachel Ray that she “stayed in a shelter for two weeks” to prepare for her role in Gimme Shelter. "I lived there with all the girls, with all the kids, so I think that it's really interesting because you find so much more about yourself."

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Vanessa Hudgens: Hackers’ Delight

Twenty-three and probably eager to leave her Disney days behind her, Vanessa made quite the transformation in the film, which is based on a true story about a teen forced into the streets after she sets out to find her father. The actress even cut her hair for the role (see the shocking pic here!).

We’ve got to give the girl props for committing to her craft. But we’re glad to see her back to the Vanessa we know and love.

Source: E! Online

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