Vanessa Hudgens 'Taking A Break' From Music To Focus On Acting

'I'm just focusing on films and acting,' the star says.

[artist id="2446077"]Vanessa Hudgens[/artist] won the hearts of tweens everywhere as Gabriella in the "High School Musical" movies, and she's set to do it again this summer when her new film, "Bandslam," hits theaters. But these days Hudgens is taking a break from singing to focus solely on acting.

"It's great! I mean, I love musicals, I really do," she told MTV News on the set of her new (non-musical) film, "Beastly." "I grew up doing them, so it'll always have a place in my heart ... at the same time, it's nice to be able to separate the two and just be able to focus on films. It's a lot of fun playing different characters and taking on new journeys."

Focusing on these upcoming projects leaves little time for Hudgens to work on anything music related, even writing tracks for any upcoming albums. "Honestly, I'm kind of taking a break from music right now. I'm just focusing on films and acting. I feel like when I'm doing something I really want, [I] focus on that and try to not spread myself all over the place."

But just because she's not singing in the film doesn't mean that Hudgens has ruled out recording a song for the soundtrack. "I'm always up for anything musically," she said. "I think it's so much fun. Just as long as I'm not singing in the movie," she laughed, "then it's OK."

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