Ashley Tisdale Says Vanessa Hudgens Never Auditioned For ‘New Moon’

'Don't believe the rumors!' actress says of the 'Twilight' casting gossip.

Back in January, there was all this talk that Vanessa Hudgens was auditioning for the role of Leah Clearwater in “New Moon.” However, it was later revealed that Leah doesn’t actually make an appearance in “New Moon,” so if Hudgens was going to join the cast, it would have to be for “Eclipse.”

No one ever really confirmed or denied the rumors until today, when Hudgens’ BFF and fellow “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale assured MTV News that if Hudgens auditioned, she’d know about it before the gossip blogs. “I don’t think so,” she said. “I think that could have been a rumor. Don’t believe the rumors! She would tell me if she did.”

With that out of the way, Tisdale admitted to being a fan of “Twilight,” as well as the movie’s star, Robert Pattinson. “I’ve seen the movie. I haven’t read the books though,” she said. “I thought it was really good, but I’m not the one who’s read the book so I can’t say what’s different. I thought they did a great job. I’m a big fan of Robert Pattinson’s.”

Given the fact that she doesn’t know much about “New Moon,” Tisdale couldn’t make any suggestions about which character she’d like to play in any future “Twilight” movies. Unlike every other young actor in Hollywood, Tisdale never auditioned for “Twilight,” but would love the chance to play a vampire because “it is more fun.”

But, if Tisdale could turn back time, there is one role she’d most want to be cast as. “Bella, for sure,” she said. Why? “Robert Pattinson.” Of course.

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